Personnel includes: Stan Kenton (piano); Terry Layne (alto saxophone); Roy Reynolds (tenor saxophone); Alan Yankee, Greg Smith (baritone saxophone); John Harner, Jay Sallenberger (trumpet); Dick Shearer (trombone); Dave Stone (bass); Gary Hobbs (drums); Ramon Lopez (percussion).
Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois between December 3 & 5, 1975.
Personnel: Stan Kenton (piano); Terry Layne (flute, alto saxophone); Roy Reynolds (flute, tenor saxophone); Alan Yankee, Greg Smith (flute, baritone saxophone); Dan Salmasian (tenor saxophone); John Harner, Jim Oatts, Tim Hagans, Steve Campos (trumpet); Dick Shearer, Mike Egan (trombone, tenor trombone); Douglas Purviance (bass trombone, tuba); Allan Morrissey (bass trombone); Dave Stone (acoustic bass, electric bass); Gary Hobbs (drums); Ramon Lopez (congas, percussion).
Recording information: Universal Studios, Chicago, IL (12/03/1975-12/05/1975).
Photographer: Audree Coke Kenton.
Unknown Contributor Role: Greg Smith .
Arrangers: Hank Levy; Dave Barduhn; Mark Taylor ; Bill Holman.
This reasonably enjoyable LP features the Stan Kenton Orchestra during its final period. The ensemble sound remained impressive but among the sidemen only trumpeter Tim Hagans (and to a lesser extent bassist Dave Stone) would go on to greater heights, although baritonist Greg Smith is impressive on his feature, "A Smith Named Greg." Hank Levy contributed three of the charts, "Tiburon" is Bill Holman's, and Kenton's piano is featured on the two ballads "Send in the Clowns" and "My Funny Valentine." This is not one of the major Stan Kenton albums, but the set will be enjoyed by fans of college stage bands. ~ Scott Yanow