The Band as Chorus

In quite a few arrangements, the entire band was asked to provide their vocal skills to the instrumental textures.

September Song (arr. Stan Kenton) 20 March 1951

It's Not Easy Being Green (arr. Ken Hanna ) 18 August 1973

Kenton recordings with the band singing

And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine (arr. Buddy Baker) 1944
Beside Balboa Bay (arr. Stan Kenton) 1958
Cha Cha Chee Boom (arr. Gene Roland) 1959
Chocolate Caliente (arr. Gene Roland) 1959
Cuban Episode (arr. Chico O'Farrill) 1950
Cuban Mumble (arr. Lennie Niehaus) 1958
Flamingo (arr. Stan Kenton) 1942
Harbor Lights (arr. Stan Kenton) 1958
Hush-a-Bye (arr. Stan Kenton) 1953
I Don't Stand A Ghost of a Chance With You (arr. Stan Kenton) 1958
I'll Close My Eyes (arr. Stan Kenton) 1958
In the Blue of the Evening (arr. Stan Kenton) 1958
In Veradero (arr. Neal Hefti) 1950
It's Not Easy Being Green (arr. Ken Hanna) 1973
Laura (arr. Stan Kenton) 1951
MacArthur Park (arr. Dee Barton) 1968
Mardi Gras (arr. Pete Rugolo) 1950
Midnight Tales (arr. Stan Kenton) 1960
Orange Colored Sky (arr. Pete Rugolo) 1950
Ride On (arr. Charlie Shirley) 1944
Rika Jika Jack (arr. Pete Rugolo) 1946
September Song (arr. Stan Kenton) 1951
She's A Comely Wench (arr. Johnny Richards) 1952
Tabby the Cat (arr. Gene Roland) 1945
Tamer-Lane (arr. Gene Roland) 1959
Tampico (arr. Gene Roland) 1945
Tenderly (arr. Stan Kenton) 1952
Tequila (arr. Lennie Niehaus) 1958
That Great-Come-And-Get-It Day (arr. Stan Kenton) 1968
Tortillas and Beans (arr. Gene Roland) 1951

Additional choirs

There were two recordings that utilized vocal choirs that didn't come from within the band.

A 1963 studio recording of Kenton titles, arranged by his old friend, Pete Rugolo.

SATB chorus, plus trombones and rhythm

Concerto (of Love)
Daydreams in the Night
Eager Beaver
Intermission Riff
It's Love
Night Song
Painted Rhythm
Three Wonderful Things

With arrangements by Ralph Carmichael, Kenton presented his band’s version of the Broadway hit musical in 1969, his final recording for his long time label, Capitol.

Aquarius (Mixed chorus)
Frank Mills
(Female sextet)
Good Morning Starshine (Mixed chorus)
Hair (Mixed chorus)
Hare Krishna (Mixed chorus)
I Got Life (Mixed chorus)
Let the Sunshine In (Female sextet)
Where Do I Go (Male sextet)