Personnel includes: Stan Kenton (piano); Paul Renzi (tenor saxophone); Marvin Stamm, Rob Rolfe (trumpet); Pat Senatore (bass); Jerry Lestock McKenzie (drums).
Producer: Lee Gillette.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California and The Manhattan Center, New York, New York in 1961.
Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster.
Personnel: Stan Kenton (piano); Gabe Baltazar (alto saxophone); Paul Renzi, Sam Donohue, Buddy Arnold, Sam Donahue (tenor saxophone); Allan Beutler, Joel Kaye (baritone saxophone, bass saxophone); Marvin Holladay (baritone saxophone); Wayne Dunstan (bass saxophone); Bob Rolfe, Dalton Smith, Bob Behrendt, Norman Baltazar, Marvin Stamm, Bud Brisbois (trumpet); Bob Fitzpatrick, Dee Barton, Jack Spurlock, Bud Parker (trombone); Dave Wheeler (bass trombone, tuba); Jim Amlotte (bass trombone); Jerry Lestock McKenzie (drums).
Recording information: Capitol studios, Los Angeles, CA (07/07/1961-12/14/1961); The Manhatten Center, New York, NY (07/07/1961-12/14/1961).
Arrangers: Dee Barton; Gene Roland; Lennie Niehaus; Sam Donahue; Bill Holman.
This late-'70s LP (released as part of Capitol's Jazz Classics series) contains ten previously unissued studio performances by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra covering a 15-year period. The highlights are many and the writing (by Gene Roland, Pete Rugolo, Shorty Rogers, Bill Holman, Johnny Richards, Clare Fischer, and Kenton) is consistently adventurous. Soloists include such major players as altoist Art Pepper, trumpeter Shorty Rogers, tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper (well featured on Shorty's "Coop's Solo"), altoist Lee Konitz (heard throughout Holman's "Of All Things"), trumpeter Jack Sheldon, and altoist Bud Shank. This valuable music has yet to be reissued since its original release. ~ Scott Yanow