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Have Band Will Travel
Stan Kenton, Alumni Band
Have Band Will Travel
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
* Cover Sticker: "Stan Kenton's legacy is in good hands" (Sammy Nestico). * Now "officially" The Stan Kenton Alumni Band (from estate blessing), this is the definitive group of musicians paying tribute to the one and only ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Stan Kenton, Alumni Band
Title: Have Band Will Travel
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Summit Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 3/9/2010
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099402535920

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* Cover Sticker: "Stan Kenton's legacy is in good hands" (Sammy Nestico). * Now "officially" The Stan Kenton Alumni Band (from estate blessing), this is the definitive group of musicians paying tribute to the one and only Stan Kenton as only true alumni could. * Recorded during last year's bus tour (the first without the great Bob Florence), and led by Mike Vax, this is the best recording in the series--a beautifully rich big band explosion! "This band is carrying on [Kenton's] legacy and one hopes he is somewhere smiling. All of the excitement that earmarked the original Kenton orchestra has been captured for a new generation." -- All About Jazz "Bless you Mike, for keeping the faith. Not just for schlepping your 19 sidemen on the bus again, but for spreading the Gospel According to Stan in the process." -- JazzTimes
 

CD Reviews

Rode with the band
Sandra E. Hanna | 05/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I rode with the Mike Vax Kenton alumni band for 5 days in 2008. I think twelve of the ninteen players were alumni. The younger guys, Stan would have been proud to have them in his band. Mike Vax is an excellent leader, trumpet player and good guy. If you get a chance go see the band in 2011, when they are going on an extensive tour to celebrate Stan's 100th birthday; don't miss it. Buy this CD; you will not be sorry. Jack Hanna"
Good recording, good players but not all of them are Kenton
Bert Stanley | Missouri | 04/02/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

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Mike Vax's Band swings but is not a Kenton alumni band. There are a few guys I was acquainted with and they perform the charts with gusto and are fine musicians. I really liked the arrangemenes and performance.

Bert Stanley"