Stan Kenton and West Coast Jazz (1950 - 1958)

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In the last hour, we heard evidence of Woody Herman's capacity for talent development in the form of further work by reed players Stan Getz, Serge Chaloff, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Jimmy Giuffre. In this hour we turn the spotlight on alumni of the Stan Kenton Orchestra which produced several significant players in the West Coast cool tradition and a number of prominent vocalists.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Stan Kenton & His Orchestra. "Art Pepper" from Stan Kenton Presents (Capitol) 3:39
  • Shorty Rogers and his Giants. "Over the Rainbow" from Modern Sounds (Capitol) 8:58
  • Host speaks 11:57
  • Shorty Rogers and his Giants. "Chiquito Loco" from Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud (RCA) 14:08
  • Shorty Rogers and his Giants. "Contours" from Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud (RCA) 17:36
  • Host speaks 21:02
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet. "As Catch Can" from What Is There to Say (Columbia) 24:26
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet. "Festive Minor" from What Is There to Say (Columbia) 28:21
  • Host speaks 34:33
  • Frank Rosolino Quartet. "Stardust" from Free for All (Specialty) 35:30
  • Host speaks 40:27
  • Anita O'Day Quintet. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" from Anita O'Day Sings the Most (Verve) 42:52
  • Anita O'Day Quintet. "Them There Eyes" from Anita O'Day Sings the Most (Verve) 46:46
  • Host speaks 49:22
  • June Christy. "For All We Know" from The Jazz Singers (Smithsonian) 51:18
  • Chris Connor. "Angel Eyes" from The Jazz Singers (Smithsonian) 54:05
  • Host Outro 57:46

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