“Encores” captures the Stan Kenton Orchestra in transition. Despite the lack of cohesion, the musical performances still deserve praise.
“A Presentation of Progressive Jazz” topped the charts in 1948. It remains one of Stan Kenton’s best albums.
“Artistry in Rhythm,” Stan Kenton’s debut album, features top-notch performances and highly advanced big band music.
“Stan Kenton Presents” is a combination of modern classical and big band jazz that sounds remarkably ahead of its time.
Reviews of two Stan Kenton albums from 1956.
One of Stan Kenton’s most outre LPs; one of his best.
Stan Kenton finally adds a little emotion and humanism to his music, which makes for his most upbeat and welcoming LP.
One of the earliest and most avant-garde records in the jazz catalogue.
The “Why doesn’t Stan Kenton get the credit he deserves?” campaign.