Sketches on Standards

Sketches on Standards




This LP contains six Bill Russo arrangements, five from Stan Kenton, and one by Lennie Niehaus. The repertoire features many songs not associated with Kenton (such as "Sophisticated Lady," "Pennies from Heaven," and "Over the Rainbow"), but the inventive yet melodic treatments certainly sound like the Kenton band. The main soloists are altoist Lee Konitz, guitarist Sal Salvador, trumpeter Conte Canoli, and trombonist Frank Rosolino and, although these concise interpretations (none of the dozen performances is much over three minutes) are not essential, the music is quite pleasing. This collection is a change of pace for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2002
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724353407025
catalogNumber: 34070

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Kenton   Primary Artist,Piano,Bandleader
Laurindo Almeida   Percussion
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Counce   Bass
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Bill Holman   Tenor Saxophone
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Charlie Mariano   Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Sal Salvador   Guitar
Don Bagley   Bass
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Carl Fontana   Trombone
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Stan Levey   Drums
Sam Noto   Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus   Alto Saxophone
Bill Russo   Trombone
René Touzet   Percussion
Max Bennett   Bass
Jack Costanzo   Percussion
Vinnie Dean   Alto Saxophone
Bob Fitzpatrick   Trombone
Phil Gilbert   Trumpet
Bob Gioga   Baritone Saxophone
Chico Guerrero   Percussion
Kent Larsen   Trombone
Ed Leddy   Trumpet
Jay McAllister   Tuba
Ruban McFall   Trumpet
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Irving Rosenthal   French Horn
Spencer Sinatra   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Strong   Trombone
Ralph Blaze   Guitar
Don Kelly   Bass Trombone
Don Paladino   Trumpet
Don Dennis   Trumpet
Fred Fox   French Horn
Keith Moon   Trombone
Nestor Amaral   Percussion
Alluísio Antunes "Lulu" Ferreira   Percussion
Bobby Clark   Trumpet
Norman Bartold   Bass Trombone

Technical Credits

Stan Kenton   Arranger
Lennie Niehaus   Arranger
Bill Russo   Arranger
Johnny Richards   Arranger
Joe Coccia   Arranger
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Paul Mertz   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Michael Sparke   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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