In addition to Kenton, dozens of arrangers and composers contributed to the band’s library. Take a look at them and see the titles they were responsible for in this picture filled exploration of those talented men.
19 March 2018 I discovered a rare recording from 1973 when Gene Roland dropped in and sang with Kenton. It's on Roland's arranger page.
6 March 2018 I am on a roll. Listen to a recording from 1968 in Warren, Ohio.
6 March 2018 A historic concert took place in 1972 when the Kenton band joined forces with the Boston Pops.
5 March 2018 Kenton fan Kevin Seeley has provided us with yet another rare live recording of the Kenton band, this one from a 1977 concert in Coral Gables.
6 February 2018 I found two tracks recorded from the audience during the Kenton / Four Freshmen concert in 1972, offering alternatives to the versions found on the LP. 2 February 2018 Added two more videos to the Rendezvous 2000.
1 February 2018 A new section with a list of instrumentalists who played in the Kenton band.
29 January 2018 Bob Morgan’s magnificent dissertation on the music of Bob Graettinger is now a web page. 21 January 2018 Following up on the recently posted Rendezvous 2000 section, I’ve added a new section with videos from Rendezvous 1999.
18 January 2018 A new section has been added with a slew of videos from the Rendezvous 2000 event held in Surrey, England.
14 January 2018 I just posted an interview I did with Pete Rugolo almost two decades ago,
13 January 2018 Added an interesting essay by Barry Ulanov, condemning Kenton’s Progressive Jazz Orchestra — What's Wrong With Kenton?
30 December 2017 Added a new page with five unreleased Outtakes from the Live at Redlands sessions.
26 December 2017 Minor updates and corrections to The Singers, once again with the help of author/scholar Steven D. Harris.