Artistry In Kenton Vol. 1-3




This triple-CD collection (spanning the years 1937-46) not only includes largely unheard facets of Stan Kenton’s early musical life, it also offers the greatest collection of very rare Kenton performances to date. Among the rare sessions included here are those from 1938 with the Vido Musso Orchestra and Herb Jeffrey, both of which pre-date the creation of Kenton’s own orchestra. Also included are some of the earliest performances by future jazz superstars such as Art Pepper, Stan Getz and Shelly Manne, plus the very first recording of vocalist June Christy. Also to be found here are occasional commentaries by Frank Sinatra and pertinent recollections by Kenton himself. Most of the music included on these three CD’s (74 numbers in all!) is original material of the post-swing/ ”early modern” genre, plus a few evergreens.

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra

Stan Kenton Identifies His Main, Influencing, Musical Personality, As Well As Identifying His Favourite Musical Instrument. Frank Sinatra Introduces
High, Wide, And Handsome
The Thrill Of You
Blue Night
Thanks for the memory
Upsy Daisy
Kenton Recalls The Most Exciting Day Of His Career
The Harlem Folk Dance
No Tears
A Dirge In F Minor Blues
Moon Mist
The Memphis Lament
It Seems To Me
Two Moods
You Alone
Take The A Train
Cloud Across The Moon
Sinatra Brief Commentary
The Arkansas Traveler
Two Guitars
Tempo De Joe
Sinatra Commentary/ Kenton Recollections
Four Or Five Times
Don’t Worry
Production On Theme (Kenton’s Production Version And Orchestration Of His Adaptation Of The Ravel Melody Piano Solo)
Danger, men blasting
I’ll be around
Eager beaver
Hope introduces film star Gary Cooper to wild applause
Pistol packin’ mama
Love, Love, Love
Ride on
Clair de lune
Build it up and tear it down
Moon song
You betcha
Five o’clock
Special Delivery
Opus a dollar three eighty
The lady in red
Wish you were waitin’ for me
Blow, jack
None but the lonely Heart
The hour of parting
Tabby the cat
Conversing with the brain
And her tears flowed like wine (Original version)
And her tears flowed like wine (Expurgated version)
Sergeant’s mess
Are you livin’ old man?
Artistry jumps
Just a sittin’ and a rockin’
Intermission riff
It’s only a paper moon
Got a penny, jenny?
Artistry in boogie
Chinatown, my chinatown
Painted rhythm
My guy’s come back
I’ll remember april
Rika jika jack
More than you know
Artistry in percussion
Sinatra observations on the ending of Kenton’s “Artistry In Rhythm” phase. ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM PIANO SOLO from PRODUCTION ON THEME.

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