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Article: Radio & Podcasts

It's Infrastructure Week!

Read "It's Infrastructure Week!" reviewed by H William Stine


This week I paid tribute to the roads and highways, the bridges and tunnels, the power, communications, and water systems. I thought I'd better hurry up and celebrate Infrastructure Week before everything crumbles, fizzles out, implodes, and self-destructs.  Playlist Cody Owen Stine “Paris Mismatch (Theme Music)" 00:00 Rosemary Clooney “On The Road Again" from ...

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Artistry In Bossa Nova Deluxe Edition

Label: AprilFirst Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1: Artistry In Rhythm; Opus In Chartreuse; Interlude; Kentonova; Eager Beaver; Concerto To End All Concertos; Brasilia; Painted In Rhythm: Opus In Pastels; Jump For Joe; Loca-Nova; Artistry In Bossa Nova. CD2: Soul Bossa Nova; Oompah Oompah Bossa Nova; Desafinado; Manha De Carnaval; Miss Piggy Goes To Rio; (Do The) Surf Rock Bossa Nova; Samba De Una Nota So; Lalo Bossa Nova; Serenata; Chega De Saudade; A Taste Of Honey.

News: Video / DVD

Three New Stan Kenton Videos

Three New Stan Kenton Videos

Cruising through YouTube yesterday, I noticed that three Stan Kenton Orchestra videos had gone up in recent weeks. The first was a short that was filmed in the spring of 1947 as a faux recording session for Capitol. In truth, the short was a showcase for five songs: . Artistry In Rhythm (the Kenton band's theme), ...

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Article: Profile

US Military Service Bands: Histories & Heroes

Read "US Military Service Bands: Histories & Heroes" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 US Air Force Airmen of Note The premier jazz ensemble of the US Air Force, the Airmen of Note is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The US Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces ...

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Article: Album Review

Stan Kenton Orchestra: Mellophonium Memoirs

Read "Mellophonium Memoirs" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Among bandleader Stan Kenton's many ensembles, surely none has given rise to as many differences of opinion--pro and con--as the Mellophonium Orchestra of the early 1960s. Audiences generally loved the warm and inviting sound of the mellophonium, residing in a nether region between trumpet and trombone; musicians, on the other hand--both those who played the mellophonium ...

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A Kenton Celebration

Label: Tantara
Released: 2016
Track listing: Disc 1 – Theme and Variations; Kingfish; My Old Flame; The Big Chase; Interlude; Love for Sale; Intermission Riff; This Is Always; The Peanut Vendor; Stella by Starlight; It’s All Right with Me; Frenesi; Artistry in Rhythm; Stan’s Closing Remarks. Disc 2 – You Go to My Head; Opus a la Kenton; Pepper Pot; You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me; June’s Bop; Hollywood Turmoil; Song for Trombone; Riffin’ Around; Opus 69; Blue Moon; September Song; Laura; April in Paris; Molshoaro; Weird Dreams; If I Had You; The Firebird Jumps; I’ll Never Be the Same; Sahara; Temptation.

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Article: Album Review

Stan Kenton Orchestra / BYU Synthesis Big Band: A Kenton Celebration

Read "A Kenton Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Fasten your seat belts, Kenton fans. Just when you feared the once-overflowing wellspring of material from the Stan Kenton Orchestra's archives may have run dry, along comes Tantara Productions with this jet-propelled and emphatically pleasurable two-disc set, the first half of which reclaims a long-lost concert date recorded in February 1959 at Brigham Young University, a ...

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Kenton Roars! At the Golden Lion

Label: Tantara
Released: 2014
Track listing: Artistry in Rhythm; Reuben’s Blues; Sodomy; A Little Minor Booze; Tico Tico; Tonight; Dance; Malaguena; My Foolish Heart; Taboo Montuna; Granada.

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Article: Album Review

Stan Kenton Orchestra: Kenton Roars! At the Golden Lion

Read "Kenton Roars! At the Golden Lion" reviewed by Jack Bowers


1969 was a year of transition for Stan Kenton and his orchestra, one in which Kenton's long-term contract with Capitol Records was ended, which led in turn to the establishment of his own label, Creative World. The orchestra itself remained active, motoring back and forth to one-night stands and brief engagements in various locales. What it ...


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