Artistry in Rhythm - Stan Kenton, Kenton, Stan 
Eager Beaver - Stan Kenton, Kenton, Stan 
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton, Kenton, Stan 
Painted Rhythm - Stan Kenton, Kenton, Stan 
Intermission Riff - Stan Kenton, Wetzel, Ray
Collaboration - Stan Kenton, Kenton, Stan 
Lover - Stan Kenton, Hart, Lorenz
Unison Riff - Stan Kenton, Rugolo, Pete
The Peanut Vendor - Stan Kenton, Gilbert, L. Wolfe
Interlude - Stan Kenton, Rugolo, Pete
Love for Sale - Stan Kenton, Porter, Cole
Laura - Stan Kenton, Mercer, Johnny
23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West - Stan Kenton, Russo, Bill
Invention for Guitar and Trumpet - Stan Kenton, Holman, Bill
Stompin' at the Savoy - Stan Kenton, Goodman, Benny
La Suerte de los Tontos (The Fortune of Fools) - Stan Kenton, Richards, Johnny [C
Waltz of the Prophets - Stan Kenton, Barton
Malaguena - Stan Kenton, Lecuona, Ernesto
Personnel includes: Stan Kenton (piano), Art Pepper, Lee Konitz, Bud Shank, Vido Musso, Sam Donahue (saxophone), Maynard Ferguson, Marvin Stamm (trumpet), Kai Winding, Eddie Bar, Frank Rosolino (trombone), Sal Salvador (gu... more »itar).« less
Personnel includes: Stan Kenton (piano), Art Pepper, Lee Konitz, Bud Shank, Vido Musso, Sam Donahue (saxophone), Maynard Ferguson, Marvin Stamm (trumpet), Kai Winding, Eddie Bar, Frank Rosolino (trombone), Sal Salvador (guitar).
"This is an extremely listenable, energetic (for the most part) collection that begins with some of earlier upbeat pieces, with Kenton's hallmark screeching trumpets and catchy riffs. The album maintains a chronology, so that by the time you hear Stompin' at the Savoy you can tell the band has evolved in its style. Kenton explores a lot of different beats and uses first-rate soloists (all brass and saxophones)which often overshadow his own piano.Personal favorites on this CD are Cole Porter's 'Lover', Ray Wetzel's 'Intermission Riff' and Kenton's own 'Artistry Jumps'. If you like loud jazz, you will enjoy this album. Recording quality is about par for 1940s and 1950s -- meaning if you like big stereo sound you may be disappointed. I have found that some of the better monaural recordings (and Capitol Records was excellent) are just as satisfying or better than some of the overblown stereo of the late 1950s/early 1960s.Recommended."
These are not the best renditions Kenton is famous for...
Dirk-David Todd | Echo Park, CA USA | 09/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A PRETTY GOOD CD, however, most of the songs are from 1945 to 47, and the renditions are not as good as the Kenton works of
the 1950's, e.g., The Peanut Vendor, etc.David"
Great sampling of Kenton
William McClenton | Florida | 02/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From Kenton's early days through his "Cuban Fire" era, this recording offers a wonderful sampling of Kenton's best known works. From "Malaguena" to "23..82", you can hear how Don Ellis developed his sense of time, and how other future composers developed their talents as well. --A great overall album for anyone who is interested in Kenton on any level"
Stan is still the man.
George Welch | Omaha, Ne. United States | 06/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kenton at his finest. Good music to listen to. Not for everybody,but he helped the Four Freshman get started ,and Maynard Furgeson played with him. What a sound. Buy it."
An excellent collection of his works.
George Welch | 12/02/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked this The Best of Stan Kenton because it captures some of his best works and the quality of recording is great. The Peanut Vendor and Intermission Riff are two of my favorites. If there were any drawbacks, it would be that he did'nt have as much high screeching trumpets as he usually does, except for Maynard Ferguson of course. The other instruments were superb."