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The Alumni Tribute to Stan Kenton
This critically acclaimed album was the first time the music of Stan Kenton and his orchestra had been performed since his passing, and the last time so many of the original Kenton stars would gather together to record in ... more »
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This critically acclaimed album was the first time the music of Stan Kenton and his orchestra had been performed since his passing, and the last time so many of the original Kenton stars would gather together to record in the studio again. This pivotal project, gave impetus, to countless live tributes to Stan Kenton's music the world over, since its release in 1987. It was the trust in Paul Cacia as a producer, why so many stars participated, garnering accolades for the production quality, as well as the trumpet work of Paul Cacia. This album includes the memorable track "Kenton In Portrait" with the spoken thoughts of each star with music, and also includes one of Paul Cacia's most remarkable solos, Shorty Roger's arrangement of "What's New". The album features Kenton Alumni: Pete Rugolo, June Christy, Lee Konitz, Bill Russo, Shorty Rogers, George Roberts, Buddy Childers, Laurindo Almeida, Shelly Manne, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dick Shearer, Bob Gioga, Dr. Jack Wheaton, Carl fontana, Jack Sheldon, Dalton Smith, as well as the top call studio musicians that comprised the Paul Cacia Jazz Orchestra of the late 1980's.
CD & VIDEO RESEARCHER | il | 09/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Alumni Tribute to Stan Kenton (01/01/1987) by Paul Cacia Album Review A fine first trumpeter, Paul Cacia has long had a love for the music of Stan Kenton. On this CD, he brings back 11 arrangements from Kenton's prime periods plus an eight-song medley. Among the Kenton alumni who are heard from are trumpeters Jack Sheldon and Buddy Childers, trombonists Carl Fontana and Dick Shearer, and altoist Lee Konitz. Singer Janine Cameo fills in for June Christy. In addition, some of the Kenton alumni have opportunities to reminisce briefly about the bandleader. The music is heartfelt yet creative, sounding like performances that could have been recorded by Kenton. Well worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide Credits Trumpet: Cacia, Paul Liner Notes: Sahl, Mort Mixing: Jennings, Terry Guitar: Almeida, Laurindo Trumpet: Childers, Buddy Sax (Tenor): Cooper, Bob Composer: Kenton, Stan Sax (Alto): Konitz, Lee Trombone: Fontana, Carl Conductor: Rugolo, Pete Piano: Rugolo, Pete Conductor: Russo, Bill Arranger: Richards, Johnny Conductor: Rogers, Shorty