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Complete Capitol Studio Recordings 43-47
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
The ULTIMATE Kenton package!
robert munn | Capital of the World, New York City! | 08/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mosaic should be commended for producing this landmark compilation of the complete early studio recorded output of this innovative, profoundly influential giant in the history of modern music. This beautifully packaged set presents Kenton's entire Capitol output between the years 1943-47, with plenty of unreleased alternate versions and variations of many of Stan's classics of this period. The album presents a complete overview of the "Artistry in Rhythm" band and all of the great musicians who populated it during these important 5 years. The album clearly demonstrates how startlingly advanced Kenton's music was in comparison to existing trends at the time. Stan's goal of presenting the music as a stimulating listening experience as opposed to merely a background for dancing was achieved through the use of his provocative, dynamic arranging style, and the excitingly stellar musicianship of the players involved. This set is ESSENTIAL to the existing Kenton fan, and is the ultimate introduction to this exciting music for those not fully aware of the magnitude of Kenton's work. It is a numbered, limited edition set, highly recommended !"