Also available as part of the 4-CD set STAN KENTON.
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra: Stan Kenton (piano); Quin Davis, Richard Torres, Kim Frizell, Willie Maiden, Chuck Carter (saxophone); Mike Vax, Gary Pack, Joe Marcinkiewicz, Jay Saunders, Dennis Noday (trumpet); Dick Shearer, Fred Carter, Mike Jamieson, Mike Wallace, Graham Ellis (trombone); Gary Todd (bass); John Von Ohlen (drums); Ramon Lopez (percussion).
Recorded live at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah on August 13, 1971. Includes liner notes by Dr. Herb Wong.
Personnel: Stan Kenton (piano); Chuck Carter, Willie Maiden (saxophone, baritone saxophone); Kim Frizell, Quint David, Richard Torres (saxophone); Quinn Davis (alto saxophone); Gary Pack, Jay Saunders, Joe Marcinkiewicz, Mike Vax, Dennis Noday (trumpet); Dick Shearer, Graham Ellis, Fred Carter, Mike Jamieson, Mike Wallace (trombone); John Von Ohlen (drums); Ramon Lopez (percussion).
Audio Mixer: John Neal .
Liner Note Author: Herb Wong.
Recording information: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
Arrangers: Hank Levy; Willie Maiden; Bill Holman.
Stan Kenton's young "no-name" big band of the 1970s performs ambitious works by Ken Hanna, Hank Levy, Willie Maiden and Bill Holman on this live double LP. The musicianship is impressive and some of the arrangements are quite dramatic but not all that much originality is shown. A lot of soloists are heard from but few of them would have significant jazz careers after their period with Kenton ended; the main exceptions are veteran saxophonist Willie Maiden, trumpeter Mike Vax, trombone Dick Shearer and drummer John Von Ohlen. This set is well-played but forgettable. ~ Scott Yanow