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Max Bennett

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In a Lighter Vein

Label: Sounds of Yesteryear
Released: 2020
Track listing: Theme and Introduction; Young Blood; Laura; ‘S Wonderful; Sophisticated Lady; In a Lighter Vein; It’s a Blue World; Jump for Joe; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Autumn in New York; Taboo; Moonlight in Vermont; Jeepers Creepers; Harlem Nocturne; Body and Soul; Zoot; April in Paris; Intermission Riff; My Funny Valentine; Stompin’ at the Savoy; Lullaby of Birdland; Theme and Sign Off.

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Article: Album Review

Stan Kenton and His Orchestra: In a Lighter Vein

Read "In a Lighter Vein" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Stan Kenton was a man of many moods, as was his intrepid and popular orchestra, which endured until his passing in August 1979 and whose renown is kept alive even today by the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra. Kenton dons his carefree hat on In a Lighter Vein, an assortment of straight-ahead themes from the orchestra's jazz ...

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Article: Profile

Glen Campbell: 1936-2017

Read "Glen Campbell: 1936-2017" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


“Well, that moment has come that we have known was an inevitable certainty and yet stings like a sudden catastrophe. Let the world note that a great American influence on pop music, the American Beatle, the secret link between so many artists and records that we can only marvel, has passed and cannot be replaced -my ...

Article: Film Review

Freak Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers - Frank Zappa 1969-1973

Read "Freak Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers - Frank Zappa 1969-1973" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Frank Zappa Freak Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers -Frank Zappa 1969-1973 Sexy Intellectual 2015 L'interessante catalogo di documentari sul rock targati Sexy Intellectual si arricchisce di un nuovo capitolo dedicato a Frank Zappa, già protagonista di due precedenti titoli che esaminavano i suoi anni con i Mothers of Inventions ...

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Article: Album Review

Conte Candoli: Sincerely, Conte

Read "Sincerely, Conte" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


On the old Tonight Show (as in Carson, not Leno, much less Parr), I once remember “Conte Candoli unwinding a great solo on “King Porter Stomp." No surprise, I guess, for a guy who cut his teeth with the big bands of the late 1940s. But as he went into his second chorus, he quoted “Epistrophy," ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Stan Kenton: Road Shows

Read "Stan Kenton: Road Shows" reviewed by Jack Bowers


For younger readers: yes, there was a time long ago when large groups of talented jazz musicians traveled without respite from city to city and town to town, braving one-night stands or more night after night in (mostly) sold-out concert halls, dance halls, pavilions, nightclubs, schools and other venues. They were known as big bands, so ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Salute to Stan Kenton: Artistry in Contrast

Read "Salute to Stan Kenton: Artistry in Contrast" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Artistry in Rhythm, the Ken Poston / Los Angeles Jazz Institute's 2009 homage to the renowned bandleader Stan Kenton, was held October 8-11 at the Sheraton LAX Four Points Hotel. As always, there was much to see, hear and admire: films, panel discussions, special presentations and, last but not least, no fewer than nineteen concerts by ...

Album

The Drifter

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 1986

Album

Max Bennett Plays

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 1957


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