The Jazz Show Episode July 14, 2014

Broadcast on 14-Jul-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

The Stan Kenton Orchestra: "Contemporary Concepts"

Stan Kenton's Orchestra over the years covered just about every style of music imaginable. From simple dance music to the most complex semi-classical scores. This album called "Contemporary Concepts" is Kenton at his most swinging. It is serious Jazz and features a range of exciting soloists like alto saxophonists Lennie Niehaus and Charlie Mariano, to tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins, trombonists Carl Fontana and Kent Larsen to trumpeters Sam Noto and Stu Williamson and others. Stan's rhythm section couldn't help but swing hard....Ralph Blaze on guitar. Max Bennett on bass and Mel Lewis on drums plus the maestro Stan Kenton on piano. Bill Holman wrote the arrangements of six standards and turned each of them into mini symphonies. The seventh tune is the exciting Gerry Mulligan original based on "I've Got Rhythm" that he called "Limelight". This album is a favourite among Kenton fans and non-fans too. "Contemporaty Concepts" is a classic.

Track Listing:

The Long Goodbye
Charlie Haden · Haunted Heart
Dance Of The Infidels
Charlie Haden · Haunted Heart
Segment
Charlie Haden · Haunted Heart
Ramblin'
Ornette Coleman · Change of the Century
The Face of The Bass
Ornette Coleman · Change of the Century
Blues Connotation No 2
Ornette Coleman · To Whom Keeps a Record
Byablue
Keith Jarrett · Silence
Silence
Keith Jarrett · Silence
Mushi Mushi
Keith Jarrett · Silence
No Moon At All
Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden · Jasmine
Goodbye
Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden · Jasmine
The Slow Blues.
JATP All-Stars · Concent in L.A.
What's New?
Stan Kenton · Contemporary Concepts
Stella By Starlight
Stan Kenton · Contemporary Concepts
I've Got You Under My Skin
Stan Kenton · Contemporary Concepts
Cherokee
Stan Kenton · Contemporary Concepts
Stompin' At The Savoy
Stan Kenton · Contemporary Concepts
Yesterdays
Stan Kenton · Contemporary Concepts
Limelight
Stan Kenton · Contemporary Concepts
Ecotopia
Oregon · Ecotopia