Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton – The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra

8 July 2014

Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton – The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra

This ‘tribute’ to Stan Kenton and his musical mission impresses and holds true to what Kenton was all about. Besides new originals and a few new arrangements of standards, there are three adventurous new treatments of Kenton titles… a fitting tribute indeed from this jazz “orchestra”. Recorded at Capital Studios – in the same studio – on the exact same date (Nov. 1) that Kenton did his first recording session in 1940, the energy captured is incredible!

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Kim Richmond

12 May 2014

Kim Richmond

KIM RICHMOND is an active and versatile musician based in the Los Angeles area. His first love is jazz, and his primary jazz voice is the alto saxophone. He has, however, been involved in nearly every facet of the professional music industry, both as a player and as a composer/arranger. His instruments are alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, and flutes. Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia among others. His own Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra is a workshop for his writing, conducting and leading. His Ensemble (sextet) is a platform for more free-form expression and improvsation with the members playing and Kim’s writing being the key factors.

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Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton – The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra (Digital download full cd)

22 May 1922

Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton – The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra (Digital download full cd)

This ‘tribute’ to Stan Kenton and his musical mission impresses and holds true to what Kenton was all about. Besides new originals and a few new arrangements of standards, there are three adventurous new treatments of Kenton titles… a fitting tribute indeed from this jazz “orchestra”. Recorded at Capital Studios – in the same studio – on the exact same date (Nov. 1) that Kenton did his first recording session in 1940, the energy captured is incredible!

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Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton – The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra

3 October 1814

Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton – The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra

This ‘tribute’ to Stan Kenton and his musical mission impresses and holds true to what Kenton was all about. Besides new originals and a few new arrangements of standards, there are three adventurous new treatments of Kenton titles… a fitting tribute indeed from this jazz “orchestra”. Recorded at Capital Studios – in the same studio – on the exact same date (Nov. 1) that Kenton did his first recording session in 1940, the energy captured is incredible!

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The 20-Man Music Machine – Peter Clark

24 January 2019

The 20-Man Music Machine – Peter Clark

Incredible Big Band performing great music. The remarkable story of Peter Clark…The jazz/entertainment veteran has seen it all-done it all-been everywhere. Here he presents some of his incredibly accessible tunes (w a few familiar favorites) in BIG fashion with a solid LA 20-MAN BIG BAND – ACCESSIBLE, BIG, TASTY, The Real Deal.

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Flyin’ Through Florida – Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Directed by Mike Vax

12 June 2018

Flyin’ Through Florida – Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Directed by Mike Vax

One of the few touring big bands on the road, the Kenton Legacy Orchestra with their first (of 21 tours) through Florida, playing in nine cities, capturing the best of it on record! There are eight new pieces and four that come from the “old days”…the band ALWAYS strives to keep with Kenton’s thoughts about not doing too much “nostalgia”… with a main goal to produce new music in the Kenton style!

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Flyin’ Through Florida – Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Directed by Mike Vax

15 May 2018

Flyin’ Through Florida – Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Directed by Mike Vax

One of the few touring big bands on the road, the Kenton Legacy Orchestra with their first (of 21 tours) through Florida, playing in nine cities, capturing the best of it on record! There are eight new pieces and four that come from the “old days”…the band ALWAYS strives to keep with Kenton’s thoughts about not doing too much “nostalgia”… with a main goal to produce new music in the Kenton style!

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Storming Through the South – Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

5 April 2016

Storming Through the South – Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

Now officially known as “The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra” (by blessing of the estate of Stan Kenton), the group sounds better than ever! This new live CD features one of the finest alumni ensembles around, and the best tunes taken off their Spring tour of the Southern U.S. Outstanding!

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A Beautiful Friendship – Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra

7 September 2014

A Beautiful Friendship – Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra

With a frontline of Watrous, Christlieb, and Saunders, what more could Gary Urwin’s 18-piece orchestra need? How about players like Grammy®-nominated Kim Richmond, or, maybe the legendary Bobby Shew as a guest, or how about trumpet icon Wayne Bergeron in the lineup?

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Legendary – The Bob Florence Limited Edition

8 July 2014

Legendary – The Bob Florence Limited Edition

2010 GRAMMY FINALIST for Best Large Jazz Ensemble and Best Instrumental Composition (‘Fluffy’/Bob Florence)

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Phil Norman

25 May 2014

Phil Norman

Listening to the Phil Norman Tentet is like hearing the very essence of the best big band jazz – with all the thrills of that remarkable sound, but a lot less volume. Big bands are often described as the symphony orchestras of jazz. More than that, big band instrumentation has been vital to the soundtrack of American life for nearly a century.

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Gary Urwin

17 May 2014

Gary Urwin

We’re an eighteen-piece “big band” jazz group based in Los Angeles. The band is comprised of players with whom leader Gary Urwin has been associated over the years as an arranger and trumpet player. Gary’s role is to arrange or compose all the music we do, and to lead the band when we perform or record.

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