A Festival of Modern American Jazz

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Civic Auditorium, Portland, Oregon

21 September 1954

The entire concert is presented below divided into sets. Click the green arrows to listen.

Tracks

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
PLAY
1. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)

2. The Opener (Bill Holman)

3. Theme of Four Values (Bill Russo)
solos: Kenton (p) Fitzpatrick (tb)

4. Saxonia (Boots Mussulli)
solo: Mussulli (as)

5. Sam Meets the Mambo (Manny Albam)
solo: Candidio (conga)

6. Cuba Jazz (Bill Holman)
solo: Candidio (conga)


FRANK ROSOLINO
PLAY
7. That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer)
solo: Frank Rosolino (tb + vc)

8. Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston & Johnny Burke)
solo: Frank Rosolino (tb + vc)


STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
PLAY
9. Improvisation (Bill Russo)
solos: Niehaus (as) Mariano (as) Fitzpatrick (tb)


JOHNNY SMITH with MAX BENNETT and MEL LEWIS
PLAY
10. Moonlight in Vermont (Karl Suessdorf & John Blackburn)

11. I’ll Remember April (Gene De Paul, Don Raye & Patricia Johnston)

12. ‘S Wonderful (George and Ira Gershwin)


THE CHARLIE VENTURA GROUP
PLAY
13. Untitled original

14. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish)

15. Jersey Bounce (Bobby Plater, Tiny Bradshaw, Edward Johnson & Robert B. Wright)

16. Almost Like Being in Love (Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe)
vocal: Mary Ann McCall

17. Detour Ahead (Herb Ellis, Lou Carter & John Frigo)
vocal: Mary Ann McCall

18. I Only Have Eyes For You (Harry Warren & Al Dubin)
vocal: Mary Ann McCall

19. Careless (Irving Berlin, Lew Quadling, Eddy Howard & Dick Jurgens)
vocal: Mary Ann McCall

20. Untitled original


STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
PLAY
21. Sweets (Bill Russo)
solos: Noto (tb) Rosolino (tb) Mariano (as)

band introductions

22. Theme and Variations (Bill Holman)


SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS GIANTS
PLAY
23. The Lady is a Tramp (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)

24. Walk, Don’t Run (Shorty Rogers)

25. Jazz Invention (Bob Cooper)

26. Un Poco Loco (Bud Powell)


ART TATUM with SLAM STEWART and EVERETT BARKSDALE
PLAY
27. Untitled

28. Tenderly (Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence)

29. Tea for Two (Vincent Youmans & Irving Caesar)

30. Sweet Lorraine (Cliff Burwell & Mitchell Parish)

31. Body and Soul (John Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour & Frank Eyton)

32. Someone to Watch Over Me (George and Ira Gershwin)


STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
PLAY
33. Fearless Finlay (Bill Holman)
solos: Noto (tp) Mariano (as) Rosolino (tb)

34. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)

Personnel

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Alto sax
Lennie Niehaus
Charlie Mariano

Tenor sax
Bill Holman, Jack Montrose

Bari sax
Boots Mussulli (+ alto sax)

Trumpet
Bobby Clark
Johnny Capolo
Sam Noto
Herb Pomeroy
Norman Prentice

Trombone
Bob Fitzpatrick
Frank Rosolino
Kent Larsen
Frank Strong
Norman Bartold (b-tb)

Tuba
Gene Englund

Piano
Stan Kenton

Guitar
Ralph Blaze

Bass
Max Bennett

Drums
Mel Lewis

Bongo/Conga
Candido



THE CHARLIE VENTURA GROUP


Charlie Ventura, tenor sax
Dave McKenna, piano
Bob Carter, bass
Sonny Igoe, drums
Mary Ann McCall, vocal


SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS GIANTS

Shorty Rogers, trumpet
Jimmy Giuffre, tenor sax & clarinet
Pete Jolly, piano
Curtis Counce, bass
Shelly Manne, drums