Four Classic Albums (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton / Standards In Silhouette / The Romantic Approach / Sophisticated Approach)

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Stan Kenton
Four Classic Albums (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton / Standards In Silhouette / The Romantic Approach / Sophisticated Approach)

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Release Date: Friday 1 October 2021

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Perhaps we have been a little unfair to Mr Stan Kenton? Way back before our highly successful remastered 2CD re-release programme we modestly called The Classic Album Series began we featured many great jazz names. (Please check our online catalogue for a complete listing). Mr Kenton was one of the first names chosen in the as yet un-named but early iteration of the Classic Album series. We called the album "Artistry In Rhythm" (AMSC912). The 2CD set contained two complete albums, the classic "Kenton in Hi-Fi" and "Cuban Fire!" on the second side while the first side contained a selection of top Kenton tracks. Although it didn't feature our as yet distinctive artwork I always had a soft spot for the cover! Later on when the Classic Series was under way we not only wanted to feature the top names but were also looking for perhaps less heralded jazz men to honour. From our early Kenton release we discovered Kenton bass-man Don Bagley (AMSC1231). Here we presented three hard to find Don Bagley albums but for our fourth title we hit upon the man himself for the ground-breaking "New Concepts In Artistry And Rhythm". For our first authentic Classic Album release from Stan Kenton we were trying to set a mood for the entire set. Checking out his albums our four selections initially stood out for their titles! They all suggested a cool, mellow mood and indeed on listening to them all that's exactly what they did! This set features a mellow Stan Kenton enjoying a cool relaxed time with his fellow musicians both in band and orchestra format who include the likes of Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca, Lennie Niehaus, Mel Lewis, Charlie Mariano, Don Sebresky, Pete Chivily, Jimmy Campbell, Don Fagerquist and Red Kelly. The cast is impressive, the music is even more impressive, take a listen.

Tracks:

CD1

1. Then I'll Be Tired Of You (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

2. More Than You Know (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

3. When Stars Looked Down (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

4. The End Of A Love Affair (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

5. A Sunday Kind Of Love (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

6. Moon Song (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

7. Early Autumn (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

8. How Am I To Know (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

9. The Things We Did Last Summer (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

10. We'll Be Together Again (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

11. How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky) (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

12. The Night We Called It A Day (The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton)

13. Willow Weep For Me (Standards In Silhouette)

14. The Thrill Is Gone (Standards In Silhouette)

15. The Meaning Of The Blues (Standards In Silhouette)

16. When Sunny Gets Blue (Standards In Silhouette)

17. Ill Wind (Standards In Silhouette)

18. Django (Standards In Silhouette)

19. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Standards In Silhouette)

20. Lonely Woman (Standards In Silhouette)

CD2

1. When Your Lover Has Gone (The Romantic Approach)

2. All The Things You Are (The Romantic Approach)

3. I'm Glad There Is You (The Romantic Approach)

4. Say It Isn't So (The Romantic Approach)

5. Imagination (The Romantic Approach)

6. Sweet & Lovely (The Romantic Approach)

7. Fools Rush In (The Romantic Approach)

8. You're Mine, You! (The Romantic Approach)

9. Once In A While (The Romantic Approach)

10. Moonlight In Vermont (The Romantic Approach)

11. I Understand (The Romantic Approach)

12. Oh! You Crazy Moon (The Romantic Approach)

13. But Beautiful (Sophisticated Approach)

14. Darn That Dream (Sophisticated Approach)

15. It Might As Well Be Spring (Sophisticated Approach)

16. Moonlight Becomes You (Sophisticated Approach)

17. How Do I Look In Blue (Sophisticated Approach)

18. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Sophisticated Approach)

19. How Long Has This Been Going On (Sophisticated Approach)

20. Memoirs Of A Lady (Sophisticated Approach)

21. Time After Time (Sophisticated Approach)

22. Easy To Love (Sophisticated Approach)

23. My One And Only Love (Sophisticated Approach)

24. Like Someone In Love (Sophisticated Approach)