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Birthday In Britain
Kenton, Stan
Birthday In Britain
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Kenton, Stan
Title: Birthday In Britain
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Creative World
Release Date: 1/31/2005
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Orchestral Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 052824106529, 669910768457, 052824106512

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Agreed, a great recording.
brick121 | Orlando, FL United States | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a band that I had the pleasure of hearing shortly before the Britain tour that year (1973). This is the Kenton band at one of its finest moments. Though all the tracks are really good, the "Street of Dreams" track, featuring John Park on alto is worth the price of the whole CD."
One track is worth the price
gleekface@aol.com | Orlando, Fl | 08/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Park's solo on "Street of Dreams" is an absolute classic! I've had the pleasure of hearing him with the band on a couple of performances and he is one the the best that no one knows about. If you enjoy listening to the saxophone, this solo will make you grin ear to ear! The rest of the CD is'nt too bad either!"
One of my favorite CDs
Jonathan M. Mason | Punta Gorda, FL USA | 03/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, I dunno. This CD is generally not so highly rated--two and a half stars on a well-known music review site, but I have four other Kenton CDs that are probably the highest rated of all his recordings, and I like this one as much or more than any.

The Happy Birthday was recorded on Feb 19th 1973 as a surprise for Kenton on his 61st birthday, and the remaining tracks recorded at Fairfield Hall, Croydon four days later--and very well recorded too. The sleeve notes contain some technical data about the tape recorder and the microphone placings.

This 18-piece band plays beautifully producing a relaxed, yet powerful sound. Street of Dreams, as other reviewers have said, is particularly enjoyable, and No Harmful Slide Effects is lovely, but the whole thing is excellent and really makes you feel that you were there in person over 30 years ago. Well, I wish I had been. I recommend this album very highly.

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