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Live at Brigham Young University
Stan Kenton
Live at Brigham Young University
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Stan Kenton
Title: Live at Brigham Young University
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Label: Creative World Records
Release Date: 1/31/2005
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Orchestral Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 052824103924, 0052824103924, 669910768655

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A Kenton classic
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is arguably one of Kenton's greatest recordings. It's on a par with the Redlands University CD. Everything about this is superb, especially the Ken Hanna compositions.If Malaga doesn't move you, buy the coffin now."
A must-have cd for your collection!
David F. Donahue | Buffalo, Wyoming, USA | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a "WOW!" album! It is Kenton at his absolute best. I don't know how I missed this as an LP back in 1971, but I sure whish I hadn't. "Bogata" will knock your socks off as will "Malaga". As a baritone sax player, I can't laud enough Chuck Carter's momentous "Rhapsody in Blue". Well, everything about this album is 5 stars. I just wish I had been a BYU undergraduate at that concert."
This is amazing music, Stan Kenton at his best.
Shred | 06/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD and Stan Kenton "Live at Redlands University"are some of Kenton's best work.
Just listen to the power and soft emotion of "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?", it just about brings me to tears. "Bogota", "Rhapsody In Blue", the whole album is simply amazing.
I first heard this album 20 years ago on a jazz station in New Jersey and I made a really poor sounding cassette of it. I was so happy to find these titles on CD some 20 years later.

During that program they talked about how Kenton had said that ideas for his music came in mad, cosmic rushes to him. He felt like he was simply a channel, a vessel, for these musical ideas that were divinely inspired and that he had little to do with the ideas. He said the music wrote itself, he hardly had any thoughtful input to it. He said the musical ideas would sometimes flood his brain so fast he could not even write them down quick enough.

Then all of a sudden the inspiration would stop cold and he'd be dry of ideas for months.
He said he was sometimes tortured and believed his talent wasn't really his own because he had no control of when the musical ideas came to him. Kenton even talked about wanting to leave the music business to become a psychiatrist because he wanted to have a deeper understanding of his own psyche and why he could not control his musical nature. To me, he sounds like he's in TOTAL control of his music!

I'm basically a heavy metal fan but this and the "Redlands" CD blew me away.
Hear the real, amazing genius of Stan Kenton with excellent sound.
This is an incredible disc. Turn the lights down, put on "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?", and just get into it. They just don't make music like this anymore."