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

EARLY YEARS: 1942-1951

April In Paris (1947) The Pastels vocal arranged by Dave Lambert
Atlanta G.A. (1946) June Christy vocal

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 (1951)
The Day Isn’t Long Enough (1951) Jay Johnson vocal
Deep Purple (1951)
Don’t Blame Me (1951) Jay Johnson vocal
Durango * (1950)

Gone With The Wind (1950) Jay Johnson vocal

He’s My Guy (1942) Eve Knight vocal
How Am I To Know? (1947)

I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore (1951) Jay Johnson vocal
I Have Faith, So Have You (1943) vocal
I Left My Heart at The Stage Door Canteen (1942) Red Dorris vocal
I Only Have Eyes for You (1951)
I’d Be Lost Without You (1946) June Christy vocal
I’m Through with Love (194?) vocal
In the Still of The Night (1951)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (1944) Anita O’Day vocal

The Night We Called It A Day (1946) vocal
Now We Know (1943) vocal

One Dozen Roses (1942) Red Dorris vocal
On the Sunny Side Of The Street (1944) Anita O’Day vocal

September In the Rain (1947) The Pastels vocal arranged by Dave Lambert
Somnambulism * (1947)
Summertime (1945) Gene Howard vocal (long and short versions)
Sunday, Monday Or Always (1943) Dolly Mitchell vocal

Then I’ll Be Tired of You (1947) June Christy vocal
This Is Romance (1946) June Christy vocal
Tiare * (1948)

Where or When (1951) Jay Johnson vocal

You May Not Love Me (1946) Gene Howard vocal
You’re Not the Kind (1948) June Christy vocal

LATER YEARS: 1968-1977

Angel Eyes (1977)
Autumn In New York (197?)

Beeline East * (1972)
Bogota * (1970) (originally composed 1955)
Bon Homme Richard * (1970) featuring Dick Shearer
Bora Bora * (1974) SK band + symphony orchestra
The Breeze and I (1970) trumpet feature
The Breeze and I (1975)
Broadside * (1972)

Close To You (1971)
Concerto To End All Concertos (1970)

Finlandia (1976) Masonic music
For All We Know (1971)
Fragments of A Portrait * (1972)
Frangipani * (1970)

Hagan’s Alley * (1976) featuring Tim Hagans
Hindarabi * (1970)

Invitation (1976)
It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green (1973) Band vocal

Last Tango In Paris (1974)
La Vos Del Viento * (1973) featuring Dick Shearer
Lazy Tiger * (1973)
Lonely Windrose * (1970)
Lonely Windrose * (197?) brass choir & rhythm
Lonely Windrose * (1974) SK band + symphony orchestra
Look Who’s Mine (1974)
The Lord’s Prayer (1976) Masonic music
Lunada * (1970)
Lunada * (revised 1972)
Lunada * (revised 1973)

Macumba Suite * (in 4 Movements) (1971)
Mantilla * (1976)
Medianoche * (re-working of Vax-Elation, co-composed by Hanna & Hank Levy) (1973)
Montage * (1973)
Montage * (1973) revised shorter version
Montiya * (197?)
Moorea * (1974) SK band + symphony orchestra
Moorea * (1976)
My Way (1971)

Naima * (1974)
No Media Noche * (197?)

Querida * (1973) featuring Stan Kenton

Reflections * (1972)
Reynolds-Rap * (1973) featuring Roy Reynolds

Send in The Clowns (1974) (not the recorded Dave Barduhn arrangement)
Sensitivo * (1975)
September Morn * (1976)
Serapo * (197?)
Similau * (1970)
Sirocco * (1971) featuring Mike Jamieson
Six Adagios (1976) Masonic music
Snowfall (1977)
The Song Is You (1974)
Stars and Stripes Forever (1976) Masonic music
Strangers (1971)
The Summer Knows (1972)
Summer Me, Winter Me (1970)

Theme for Autumn * (1972)
This Is All I Ask (1977) featuring Dick Shearer
Tiare * (1968) Neophonic
Tiare * (1970)
Tiare * (1974) SK band + symphony orchestra
A Time for Love (1974)
Turido * (197?)

Vax * (Vax-Elation) (1972) co-composed by Hanna & Hank Levy, featuring Mike Vax

Wave (1975)
Westwind * (1976)
What Are You Doing the Rest Of Your Life? (1970)
What’s New (1977)

You Are the Sunshine of My Life (1974)
You Go to My Head (1976)
You Must Believe In Spring (1977)

Thanks to Kenton scholar/author Michael Sparke for his meticulous assistance in making this list as accurate as possible.