STAN KENTON: ARTISTRY JUMPS

Υπήρξαν εποχές που η “εμπορική επιτυχία” δεν ήταν συνώνυμη του δευτέρας διαλογής προϊόντος. Κομμάτια όπως αυτά, αντιπροσωπευτικά του επιπέδου και του προσανατολισμού της μουσικής του πιανίστα – συνθέτη – bandleader Stan Kenton είχαν τεράστια απήχηση σε ένα κοινό, που επί δεκαετίες [’40s-’70s] δεν έπαψε να ενδιαφέρεται γι’ αυτόν και τη φοβερή ορχήστρα του. Progressive jazz…

There were times when “commercial success” was not synonymous of second class product. Tracks like these, representative of the level and orientation of pianist – composer – bandleader Stan Kenton’s music had a huge impact to an audience, which for decades [‘ 40s-70s] never stopped following him and his awesome orchestra. Progressive jazz…

00:00 All The Things You Are [J. Kern, rec. 1960] 02:37 Artistry Jumps [Kenton, rec. 1956] 05:16 Minor Riff [Kenton, rec. 1956]

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    1. Oannes December 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      Indeed, he was a brilliant guy. Thank you!

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  1. Resa December 13, 2023 at 11:28 pm

    I enjoyed this music. It was taking me back, but I couldn’t put a finger on where and when.
    My parents listened mostly to Country music… and The Ray Conniff orchestra/singers.
    So, don’t think it was at home. Thank you for something new!

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    1. Oannes December 14, 2023 at 7:33 am

      I believe stuff like that was on mainstream radio up till the ’70s, so someone who grew up at the time couldn’t escape it! Thank you Resa!

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      1. Resa December 14, 2023 at 9:17 pm

        Lol! Welcome!

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