(2006) Kenton '76

Stan Kenton & His Orchestra

... read moreThis reasonably enjoyable LP features the Stan Kenton Orchestra during its final period. The ensemble sound remained impressive but among the sidemen only trumpeter Tim Hagans (and to a lesser extent bassist Dave Stone) would go on to greater heights, although baritonist Greg Smith is impressive on...

38′:57″ 7 Songs

1
Time For A Change
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
6:04
2
Send In The Clowns
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
5:18
3
Tiburon
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
7:32
4
My Funny Valentine
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
4:48
5
Decoupage
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
4:45
6
Smith Called Greg, A
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
6:38
7
Sampa De Haps
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
3:52
Released 21 February 2006, ℗ GNP Crescendo

Review

This reasonably enjoyable LP features the Stan Kenton Orchestra during its final period. The ensemble sound remained impressive but among the sidemen only trumpeter Tim Hagans (and to a lesser extent bassist Dave Stone) would go on to greater heights, although baritonist Greg Smith is impressive on his feature, "A Smith Named Greg." Hank Levy contributed three of the charts, "Tiburon" is Bill Holman's, and Kenton's piano is featured on the two ballads "Send in the Clowns" and "My Funny Valentine." This is not one of the major Stan Kenton albums, but the set will be enjoyed by fans of college stage bands. ~ Scott Yanow