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STAN KENTON <br> Sketches on Standards <br> 1960s (Capitol Records)

Details: Capitol T-426, mono, turquoise label with ring around listing, Capitol logo above hole, Date of release 196?

Condition: Vinyl G+ (light scuffing and some light scratches) and cover VG (seam splitting)

From the All Music Guide:

This LP contains six Bill Russo arrangements, five from Stan Kenton and one by Lennie Niehaus. The repertoire features many songs not associated with Kenton (such as "Sophisticated Lady," "Pennies from Heaven" and "Over the Rainbow") but the inventive yet melodic treatments certainly sound like the Kenton band. The main soloists are altoist Lee Konitz, guitarist Sal Salvador, trumpeter Conte Canoli and trombonist Frank Rosolino and, although these concise interpretations (none of the dozen performances are much over three minutes) are not essential, the music is quite pleasing. This collection is a change of pace for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

The tracks are:
1. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington/Mills/Parish) - 3:17
2. Begin the Beguine (Porter) - 3:04
3. Lover Man (Davis/Ramirez/Sherman) - 2:49
4. Pennies from Heaven (Burke/Johnston) - 2:59
5. Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg) - 3:03
6. Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin/Gershwin) - 2:44
7. There's a Small Hotel (Hart/Rodgers) - 2:44
8. Shadow Waltz (Dubin/Warren) - 2:35
9. Dark Eyes [*] (Traditional) - 2:14
10. Malagueña [*] (Lecuona) - 2:34
11. More Than Your Love
12. Don't Take Your Love From Me

Credits:
Laurindo Almeida - Percussion
Conte Candoli - Trumpet
Buddy Childers - Trumpet
Bob Cooper - Sax (Tenor)
Curtis Counce - Bass
Maynard Ferguson - Trumpet
Bill Holman - Sax (Tenor)
Richie Kamuca - Sax (Tenor)
Stan Kenton - Piano, Arranger, Bandleader
Mel Lewis - Drums
Charlie Mariano - Sax (Alto)
Bill Perkins - Sax (Tenor)
Sal Salvador - Guitar
Don Bagley - Bass
Pete Candoli - Trumpet
Carl Fontana - Trombone
Lee Katzman - Trumpet
Stan Levey - Drums
Sam Noto - Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus - Arranger, Sax (Alto)
Bill Russo - Trombone, Arranger
Johnny Richards - Arranger
René Touzet - Percussion
Max Bennett - Bass
Bob Clark - Trumpet
Joe Coccia - Arranger
Jack Costanzo - Percussion
Vinnie Dean- Sax (Alto)
Bob Fitzpatrick - Trombone
Phil Gilbert - Trumpet
Bob Gioga - Sax (Baritone)
Chico Guerrero - Percussion
Kent Larsen - Trombone
Ed Leddy - Trumpet
Jay McAllister - Tuba
Ruban McFall - Trumpet
Jack Nimitz - Sax (Baritone)
George Roberts - Trombone (Bass)
Frank Rosolino - Trombone
Irving Rosenthal - French Horn
Spencer Sinatra - Sax (Tenor)
Frank Strong - Trombone
Lee Gillette - Producer
Ralph Blaze - Guitar
Don Kelly - Trombone (Bass)
Don Paladino - Trumpet
Don Dennis - Trumpet
Fred Fox - French Horn
Nestor Amaral - Percussion
Alluísio Antunes "Lulu" Ferreira - Percussion

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