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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