Stan Kenton Presents

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Stan Kenton Presents
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Studio album by
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra
Released1950
RecordedFebruary 3–4, May 18, June 5 and August 21 & 24, 1950
StudioCapitol Recording Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA
GenreJazz
LabelCapitol L 248
ProducerJim Conkling
Stan Kenton chronology
Innovations in Modern Music
(1950)
Stan Kenton Presents
(1950)
City of Glass
(1951)

Stan Kenton Presents is an album by pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton with his "Innovations" Orchestra featuring performances recorded in 1950 and originally released as 78 RPM records and a 10-inch LP on Capitol before being reissued in 12 inch LP format in 1955.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow observed "The soloists (which also include trombonist Milt Bernhart) are very impressive but it is the writing (by Shorty Rogers, Bill Russo, Frank Marks, Johnny Richards and Kenton himself) that is most startling, combining together aspects of modern classical music with the most advanced forms of jazz".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Stan Kenton except where noted.

  1. "Art Pepper" (Shorty Rogers) - 5:19
  2. "Maynard Ferguson" (Rogers) - 4:18
  3. "Halls of Brass" (Bill Russo) - 5:01
  4. "Evening in Pakistan" (Franklyn Marks) - 3:44 Bonus track on 12 inch LP
  5. "June Christy" - 4:08
  6. "House of Strings" (Robert Graettinger) - 4:18
  7. "Shelly Manne" - 4:30
  8. "Soliloquy" (Johnny Richards) - 4:33 Bonus track on 12 inch LP
  • Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA on February 3, 1950 (track 8), February 4, 1950 (track 4), May 18, 1950 (tracks 1 & 3), June 15, 1950 (tracks 2 & 7) August 21, 1950 (track 5) and August 24, 1950 (track 6)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vosbein, P. Stan Kenton Discography accessed April 11, 2016
  2. ^ Watts, R., Edwards, D., Eyries, P. and Callahan, M. Capitol Album Discography, Part 2: 10" Albums: 150 to 299 accessed April 11, 2016
  3. ^ Maynard Ferguson Discography accessed April 11, 2016
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Stan Kenton Presents – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 11, 2016.