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Kenton in Hi-Fi

  • 1. Artistry Jumps
    2. Interlude
    3. Intermission Riff
    4. Minor Riff
    5. Minor Riff - (alternate take, stereo)
    6. Collaboration
    7. Painted Rhythm
    8. Southern Scandal
    9. Peanut Vendor
    10. Eager Beaver
    11. Concerto to End
    12. Artistry in Boogie
    13. Lover
    14. Unison Riff
    15. Opus in Pastels - (stereo)
    16. Machito - (stereo)
    17. Artistry in Rhythm - (stereo)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 98451

  • Credits
    ProducerTed Daryll (Reissue)

    Personnel: Stan Kenton (piano), Skeets Herfurt, Lennie Niehaus (alto saxophones), Billy Perkins, Spence Sinatra, Vido Musso (tenor saxophones), Jack Nimitz (baritone saxophone), Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli, Sam Noto, Ed Leddy, Vinnie Tanno, Don Paladino (trumpets), Jim Amlotte, Kenny Shroyer (trombones), Bud Shank (flutes), Dan Lube, Nathan Ross, Paul Shure, Marshall Sosson, Erno Neufeld, Israel Baker, Lou Raderman, Murray Kellner, Lew Klass, Benny Gill, Al Lustgarten, David Frisina (violins), Sanford Schonbach, Alex Neimann, Virginia Majewski, David Sterkin (violas), Armand Kaproff, Kurt Reher, Joseph Saxon, Eleanor Slatkin, Robert La Marcina (cellos), Ralph Blaze, Laurinda Almeida (guitars), Don Kelly, Milt Bernhart, Carl Fontana, Bob Fitzpatrick, Milt Berhart, Bob Fitzpatrick, Kent Larsen, Don Bagley, Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon (bass), Mel Lewis (drums), Chico Guerrero, Larry Bunker, Shelly Manne, Frank Flynn (percussion).
    Includes historical liner notes.
    All selections are mono except tracks 5, 15, 16, & 17.
    After years of big band experimentation, Stan Kenton seemed to settle into a more grounded groove on 1956's In Hi-Fi. To his credit, Kenton did keep things swinging before, even in the midst of high brow bombast like the string-laden, 39 piece Innovations in Modern Music orchestra and numerous jazz meets Stravinsky projects. This uncanny balance of flow and brains came out of Kenton's own tempered direction and fine contributions by the likes of arranger Pete Rugolo, trumpeter Shorty Rogers, alto saxophonist Art Pepper, and singers Anita O'Day and June Christy. Thanks to a seamless mix of dazzling charts and liberal doses of Lunceford and Ellington-inspired swing, the marriage certainly works on Kenton in Hi-Fi. Old hits like "Eager Beaver" and "Artistry In Boogie" sparkle in the warm glow of '50s stereo technology, while fiery renditions of "Lover" and "The Peanut Vendor" show the famous muscle of the Kenton band. With the stellar playing of tenor saxophonist Vido Musso, trumpeter Pete Candoli, and drummer Mel Lewis to look forward to, one can see why this album was not only one of Kenton's most popular releases, but a critical success as well. ~ Stephen Cook

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