Ken Hanna

Born 8 July 1921, Baltimore, Maryland
Died 10 December 1982, El Cajon, California
Principle instrument trumpet
Kenton sideman yes

How Am I To Know?
Bon Homme Richard
Ken Hanna

“Ken Hanna was the first guy I ever met, even before Rugolo, who had the same feeling as me. Ken came to a rehearsal and we hadn’t played more than 16 bars when I realized he wrote exactly as I did, and I couldn’t believe it.”

— Stan Kenton

Arrangements & compositions created for Kenton

* indicates original composition

1944-1950

April In Paris
(1947) The Pastels
Begin The Beguine
(1944)
Black and Blue
(~1950) Jay Johnson vocal
Build It Up, Paint It Nice, Tear It Down
(1944) Anita O’Day vocal
Dancing in the Dark
Durango *
(1950)
How Am I to Know?
(1947)
I Don't Want to Cry Anymore
(~1950) Jay Johnson vocal
I Only Have Eyes for You
I’d Be Lost Without You
(1946) June Christy vocal
I'm Through With Love (vocal)
It Ain’t Necessarily So
(1945) June Christy vocal
One Dozen Roses
I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen Red Dorris vocal
Somnambulism *
(1947)
Summertime (1945)
Gene Howard vocal
Then I'll Be Tired of You (1947)
This is Romance (1946)
Where or When
(Jay Johnson vocal)
You May Not Love Me (1946) Gene Howard vocal
You're Not the Kind (1948)

1968-1976

Beeline East * (
1972)
Bogota * (1970)
Bon Homme Richard *
(1970) solo for Dick Shearer
Bora Bora *
The Breeze and I
(trumpet feature)
Broadside * (1972)
Close To You
(1971)
Concerto To End All Concertos
(1970)
Finlandia
(1976)
For All We Know (1971)
Fragments of a Portrait * (1972)
Frangipani *
(1970)
Hagan’s Alley * (1976) solo for Tim Hagans
Hindarabi * (~1970)
It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green (1973)
Lazy Tiger *
(1973)
Lonely Windrose * (1972)
The Lords’s Prayer
Lunada *
(1970)
Lunada *
(1972) rev. 1
Lunada *
(1973) rev. 2
Macumba Suite *
(1971)
Medianoche *
(1973) co-composed with Hank Levy; arr. by Hanna
Montage * (1974)
Moorea * (1976)
My Way
Querida *
Reflections *
(1972)
Reynolds–Rap *
(1973)
Sensitivo *
(1976) recorded at ‘Journey Into Capricorn’ sessions
Similau *
(1970)
Sirocco *
(1971)
The Summer Knows
(1972)
Summer Me, Winter Me
Theme for Autumn * (
1972)
This Is All I Ask (1977)
Tiare * (1968) Neophonic
Tiare *
(1970) rev.
Vax-Elation *
(1971) feature for Mike Vax
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
(1970)
What’s New?