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Video: Stan Kenton, 1962

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In October 1962, Stan Kenton and his Mellophonium Orchestra appeared on Jazz Scene USA, hosted by Oscar Brown Jr. The spectacular band featured Conte Candoli, Marvin Stamm, Bob Behrendt, Dalton Smith and Keith LaMotte (tp); Bud Parker, Tom Ringo and Bob Fitzpatrick (tb); Jim Amlotte (b-tb); Dave Wheeler (b-tb, tuba); Dwight Carver, Joe Burnett, Lou Gasca and Ray Starling (mellophone); Gabe Baltazar (as); Don Menza and Ray Florian (ts); Allan Beutler (bar-sax); Joel Kaye (bar-sax, bass sax); Stan Kenton (p); Bucky Calabrese (b) and Dee Barton (d).

This was an orchestra!

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