Progressive Jazz Live – Click

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Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The band played twice in 1948 at Frank Palumbo’s Click, a week in February and another week in November.

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NBC Broadcast — 4 February 1948

PLAY1. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)

2. Unison Riff (Pete Rugolo)
solos: Kenton (p) ??? (tp) Pepper (as) Safranski (b) Alvarez (tp) ??? (tb)

3. Over the Rainbow (arr. by Pete Rugolo)
June Christy, vocal
Solo: Bernhart (tb)

4. Artistry in Percussion (Pete Rugolo)
Solo: Manne (d)

5. Interlude (Pete Rugolo)
solo: Kenton (p)

6. I Told Ya I Love Ya Now Get Out (arr. by Pete Rugolo)
June Christy, vocal

7. Elegy for Alto (Pete Rugolo)
solo: G. Wiedler (as)

8. The Peanut Vendor (head arrangement)
solos: Pepper (as) Bernhart (tb)

9. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)

2 February 1948

PLAYA Message to Harlem (Stan Kenton)

6 February 1948

PLAYPepperpot (Pete Rugolo)
solo: Art Pepper

Personnel

Alto sax
George Weidler, Art Pepper

Tenor sax
Bob Cooper, Warner Weidler

Bari sax
Bob Gioga

Trumpet
Buddy Childers, Chico Alvarez, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel, Ken Hanna

Trombone
Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, Bart Varsalona

Piano
Stan Kenton

Guitar
Laurindo Almeida

Bass
Eddie Safranski

Drums
Shelly Manne

Bongo
Jack Costanzo

Vocal
June Christy


CBS Broadcast – 1 November 1948

PLAY1. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)

2. Machito (Pete Rugolo)
solos: Kenton (p) Betts (tb) Alvarez (tp)

3. I'll Remember April (arr. by Pete Rugolo)
June Christy, vocal

4. Laura (arr. by Pete Rugolo)
Solos: Laurindo Almeida (g) Harry Betts (tb)

5. Safranski (Pete Rugolo)
Solo: Safranski (b)

6. I Get a Kick Out of You (arr. by Pete Rugolo)
solo: Cooper (ts)

7. Opus in Pastels (Stan Kenton)

8. How High the Moon (arr. Neal Hefti)
June Christy, vocal
Solo: DiVito (tb) Alvarez (tp) Pepper (as)

9. Collaboration (Pete Rugolo)
solo: Kenton (p) Betts (tb)

10. Lover (arr. by Pete Rugolo)
solos: Kenton (p) Cooper (ts) Betts (tb) Safranski )b)

11. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)

Personnel

Alto sax
George Weidler, Art Pepper

Tenor sax
Bob Cooper, Warner Wiedler

Bari sax
Bob Gioga

Trumpet
Buddy Childers, Chico Alvarez, Billy Kent, Ray Wetzel, Conti Candoli

Trombone
Parke Groate, Harry DiVito, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, Bart Varsalona

Piano
Stan Kenton

Guitar
Laurindo Almeida

Bass
Eddie Safranski

Drums
Shelly Manne

Bongo
Jack Costanzo

Vocal
June Christy