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For this LP, Stan Kenton's Orchestra performs seven Johnny Richards arrangements and two from Marty Paich, along with Bill Holman's "Royal Blue." The 1958 Kenton big band had several excellent soloists, and there is a generous amount of individual space for tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins, altoist Lennie Niehaus, trumpeter Sam Noto, and trombonist Archie LeCoque, among others, during a set dominated by modern versions of standards. Well-played if not quite essential music.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724359309422
catalogNumber: 93094
Rank: 80901


  1. The Big Chase
  2. Rendezvous at Sunset
  3. Speak Low
  4. My Old Flame
  5. Out of This World
  6. Begin the Beguine
  7. Get Out of Town
  8. Royal Blue
  9. I Concentrate on You
  10. Beyond the Blue Horizon
  11. Two Shades of Autumn
  12. Love Letters
  13. Desiderata
  14. Artistry in Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Kenton   Primary Artist,Piano
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Katzman   Trumpet,Soloist
Sam Noto   Trumpet,Soloist
Lennie Niehaus   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Jim Amlotte   Trombone
Bill Catalano   Trumpet
Jules Chaiken   Trumpet
Bob Fitzpatrick   Trombone,Soloist
Phil Gilbert   Trumpet
Kent Larsen   Trombone
Archie LeCoque   Trombone,Soloist
Stephen Perlow   Baritone Saxophone
Don Reed   Trombone
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Kenny Shroyer   Bass Trombone,Soloist
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Jerry Lestock McKenzie   Drums
Jimmy Deckker   French Horn
Red Kelly   Bass

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger,Composer
Stan Kenton   Arranger,Composer
Bill Perkins   Vocal Coach
Johnny Richards   Arranger,Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
Joe Coccia   Arranger,Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Marty Paich   Arranger,Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Patrick Roques   Reissue Design
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Michael Sparke   Liner Notes
Sam Coslow   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
W. Frank Harling   Composer

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