The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47

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LABEL Mosaic
NO. MD7-163
FORMAT 7 CDs
PRODUCER Michael Cuscuna
Original sessions produced by Dave Dexter (1943), Johnny Mercer (1943-'44), Jim Conkling (1944) and Lee Gillette (1945-47)
LINER NOTES Michael Sparke
RECORDING DATES 1943-47

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(A) NOVEMBER 19, 1943 — C.P. MACGREGOR STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD

Ray Borden, John Carroll, Buddy Childers, Karl George, Dick Morse (tp), Harry Forbes, George Faye (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Eddie Meyers, Art Pepper (as), Red Dorris, Maurice Beeson (ts), Bob Gioga (bari), Stan Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Clyde Singleton (b), Joe Vernon (d)

note: Saxophones double on clarinets until October 1945, when Stan discarded the instrument altogether.

111-3 DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
arr. by Frank Comstock
Vocal: Dorris
Solo: Kenton (p)

111-4 DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
arr. by Frank Comstock
Vocal: Dorris
Solo: Kenton (p)

112-2 EAGER BEAVER
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p), Dorris (ts)

112-3 EAGER BEAVER
arr. by Stan Kenton (initial pressings)
Solos: Dorris (ts), Kenton (p)

113-3 HARLEM FOLK DANCE
arr. by Frank Comstock
Solos: Dorris (ts), George (tp), Carroll (tp), Pepper (as)

113-4 HARLEM FOLK DANCE
arr. by Frank Comstock
Solos: Dorris (ts), George (tp), Carroll (tp), Pepper (as)

114-3 ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM (PRODUCTION ON THEME)
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Vernon (d), Kenton (p)
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(B) MAY 20, 1944 - C.P. MACGREGOR STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD

John Carroll, Buddy Childers, Karl George, Dick Morse (tp), Harry Forbes, George Faye, Bill Atkinson (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Eddie Meyers, Chet Ball (as), Dave Matthews, Stan Getz (ts), Maurice Beeson (bari: subbing for regular band member Bob Gioga), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Gene Englund (b), Jesse Price (d), Anita O'Day, Gene Howard (vcl).

246-1 HOW MANY HEARTS HAVE YOU BROKEN
arr. by Stan Kenton
Vocal: Howard

247-3 SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY Unissued
arr. by Stan Kenton
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Matthews (ts)

248—2 I'M GOING MAD FOR A PAD
arr. by Joe Rizzo
Vocal: O'Day
Solos: Carroll (tp), Matthews (ts)

249-1 AND HER TEARS FLOWED LIKE WINE
arr, by Buddy Baker
Vocal: O'Day & Band (no piano accompaniment)

249-2 AND HER TEARS FLOWED LIKE WINE
arr, by Buddy Baker
Vocal: O'Day & Band (with piano accompaniment)
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(C) SEPTEMBER 26, 1944 - NEW YORK CITY

John Carroll, Buddy Childers, Karl George, Gene Roland, Mel Green (tp), Harry Forbes, Freddie Zito, Milt Kabak (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Bob Lively, Boots Mussulli (as), Stan Getz, Emmett Carls (ts) Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Bob Kesterson (b), Johnny Bock (d), Anita O'Day, Gene Howard (vcl).

320-1 SWEET DREAMS, SWEETHEART
arr, by Stan Kenton
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Kenton (p)

321-1 GOTTA BE GETTIN'
arr, by Gene Roland
Vocal: O'Day
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(D) DECEMBER 15, 1944 - C.P. MACGREGOR STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as September 26, 1944, except Jim Falzone (d) replaces Johnny Bock.

523-1 SAY IT ISN'T SO Unissued
arr. by Stan Kenton
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Kenton (p)

524—3 EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
arr, by Boots Mussulli
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Kenton (p)

525-2 ARE YOU LIVIN' OLD MAN
arr, by Gene Roland
Vocal: O'Day
Solo: Carroll (tp)

526-2 BALBOA BASH
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Carls (ts), Kenton (p), Mussulli (as)
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(E) JANUARY 16, 1945 - C.P. MACGREGOR STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD

John Carroll, Buddy Childers, Karl George, Gene Roland, Mel Green (tp), Harry Forbes, Freddie Zito, Milt Kabak (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Bob Lively, Boots Mussulli (as) Stan Getz, Dave Madden (ts) Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Bob Kesterson (b), Jim Falzone (d), Anita O'Day, Gene Howard (vcl).

546-5 OOH, WHAT I DREAMED ABOUT YOU Unissued
arr. by Stan Kenton
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Kenton (p)

547-2 I WANT A GROWN-UP MAN
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: O'Day

548-1 TRAVELIN' MAN
arr, by Gene Roland
Vocal: O'Day
Solo: Kenton (p)

549-2 AROUND THE TOWN (ONE TWENTY) Unissued
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Mussulli (as), Kenton (p)
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(F) MAY 4, 1945 - UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, CHICAGO

John Carroll, Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Gene Roland, Mel Green (tp),
Freddie Zito, Milt Kabak, Marshall Ocker (tb) Bart Varsalona (b tb), Bob Lively, Boots Mussulli (as), Joe Magro, Dave Madden (ts) Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Max Wayne (b), Bob Varney (d), June Christy, Gene Howard (vcl).

341-4 TAMPICO
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy & Band

342-4 SOUTHERN SCANDAL
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p)/Wayne (b), Childers (tp), Zito (tb), Magro (ts)/Mussulli (as), Varney (d)

343-1 OPUS IN PASTELS Unissued
arr. by Stan Kenton
Saxophones & rhythm only

344-1 OOH, WHAT I DREAMED ABOUT YOU Rejected
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(G) JULY 30, 1945 - RADIO STATION WMCA, NEW YORK CITY

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, Bob Lymperis (tp), Freddie Zito, Jimmy Simms, Milt Kabak (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Al Anthony, Boots Mussulli (as), Bob Cooper, Bill McDougald (ts), Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Bob Varney (d), June Christy, Gene Howard (vcl).

691-9 IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME
arr. by Stan Kenton
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b)

692-6 DON'T LET ME DREAM
arr. by Stan Kenton
Trombones & rhythm only
Vocal: Howard. Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b)
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(H) OCTOBER 15, 1945 - NEW YORK CITY

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, Bob Lymperis (tp), Freddie Zito, Jimmy Simms, Milt Kabak (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Al Anthony, Boots Mussulli (as), Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts), Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Ralph Collier (d), June Christy, Gene Howard (vcl).

768-5 JUST A-SITTIN' AND A-ROCKIN' Unissued
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Childers (tp)

769-9 ARTISTRY JUMPS (STAN JUMPS) Rejected
arr. by Stan Kenton
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(I) OCTOBER 30, 1945 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as October 15, 1945.

777-2 JUST A-SITTIN' AND A-ROCKIN'
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Ray Wetzel (tp), Musso (ts), Buddy Childers (tp)

778-3 ARTISTRY JUMPS
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts)

779-4 PAINTED RHYTHM Unissued
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Simms (tb)

779-5 PAINTED RHYTHM
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Simms (tb)
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(J) NOVEMBER 27, 1945 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD (TRANSCRIPTION SESSION)

Same personnel as October 15, 1945.

ET424-2 BLUE MUSIC
arr, by Gene Howard
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Simms (tb)

ET425 1 BODY AND SOUL
arr. by Boots Mussulli
Solo: Musso (ts)

ET426-1 WE'LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN Unissued
arr. by Gene Howard
Vocal: Howard
Solos: Mussulli (as)/Musso (ts), Kenton (p)

ET427-1 EASY STREET
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Childers (tp), Cooper (ts)

ET427-2 ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Simms (tb), Musso (ts), Wetzel (tp)

ET428-2 I SURRENDER DEAR
arr. by Boots Mussulli
Solo: Buddy Childers (tp)

ET429-2 BEGIN THE BEGUINE
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts)

ET430-2 TWO MOOSE IN A CABOOSE
arr. by Gene Roland
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts)/Mussulli (as)

DISCOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Capitol Transcription Sessions were entirely separate from the phono dates. Titles were not awarded individual master numbers. Instead the "matrix" identifies the 16" lacquer, and the number after the dash the track on that lacquer. Thus ET429-2 means "Begin The Beguine", was recorded on lacquer number 429, and the chosen take is the second track on that lacquer. More titles were recorded per session because the same level of perfection was not demanded as on phono dates, since transcription recordings were not intended for public sale, though in Kenton's case the difference in quality is minimal.
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(K) DECEMBER 20, 1945 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD (TRANSCRIPTION SESSION

Same personnel as October 15, 1945, but add Ray Klein (tb). note: five trombones on this session only.

ET521-1 SOLITUDE
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: Simms (tb)

ET522-1 NO BABY, NOBODY BUT YOU
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Wetzel (tp), Musso (ts), Simms (tb)

ET522-2 NEVER TOO LATE TO PRAY R
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Howard

ET523-1 TEA FOR TWO
arr. by Gene Roland
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Mussulli (as)

ET523-2 ONE TWENTY
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Mussulli (as), Kenton (p), Childers (tp)

ET524-1 DON'T BLAME ME
arr. by Gene Howard
Vocal: Howard

ET524-2 INTERMISSION RIFF Unissued
head arrangement
Solos: Musso (ts), Wetzel (tp), Mussulli (as)

ET525-1 IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO Unissued
arr. by Ken Hanna
Vocal: Christy

ET526-1 I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SING THE BLUES
arr. by Milt Kabak
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Safranski (b), Kenton (p), Wetzel (tp)

ET526-3 ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM - OPENING THEME
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solo: Kenton (p)

ET527-1 ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM — CLOSING THEME
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solo: Kenton (p), Collier (d)
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(L) DECEMBER 26, 1945 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as October 15, 1945, except Ray Klein (tb) replaces Jimmy Simms.

884-4 SHOO FLY PIE AND APPLE PAN DOWDY
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Wetzel (tp), Musso (ts), Wetzel (tp)

885-1 I BEEN DOWN IN TEXAS
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy, Howard, Wetzel, Kenton
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(M) JANUARY 14, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as above.

890-4 ALL THE TIME Unissued
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Howard
Solos: Musso (ts), Kenton (p)

891-4 THAT'S THE LEAST YOU CAN DO Unissued
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Howard

892-2 INTERMISSION RIFF
head arrangement
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Mussulli (as)

893-2 FOUR MONTHS, THREE WEEKS, TWO DAYS, ONE HOUR BLUES
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Mussulli (as), Musso (ts)
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(N) JUNE 4, 1946 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (tp), Kai Winding, Miff Sines, Milt Kabak (tb) Bart Varsalona (b tb), Al Anthony, Boots Mussulli (as), Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (d), June Christy, Gene Howard, Ray Wetzel (vcl).

1135-2 RIKA JIKA JACK
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy & Band
Solo: Winding (tb)

1135-3 RIKA JIKA JACK
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy & Band. Solo: Winding (tb)

1136-2 ARTISTRY IN BOOGIE -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Rugolo (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Alvarez (tp), Winding (tb)

1137-2 COME BACK TO SORRENTO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: Musso (ts)

1138 COLLABORATION Rejected (Incomplete)

-1 add Pete Rugolo (p)
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(O) JUNE 7, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD (TRANSCRIPTION SESSION)

Same personnel as June 4, 1946.

ET1332-1 WHO'S GOT A TENT FOR RENT
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal and tp solo: Wetzel

ET1332-2 I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts)

ET1333-1 PEG O' MY HEART
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Alvarez (tp), Winding (tb), Anthony (as)

ET1333-2 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b)

ET1334-1 THEY SAY IT'S WONDERFUL
arr. by Gene Howard
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Musso (ts)

ET1334-2 I DON'T KNOW WHY, I JUST DO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Howard
Solos: Kenton (p), Anthony (lead as)

ET1335-1 HE'S FUNNY THAT WAY
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy

ET1335-2 LOVER
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Winding (tb)
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(P) JULY 12, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as June 4, 1946.

1194-1 AIN'T NO MISERY IN ME
arr. by Gene Roland
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Winding (tb), Mussulli (as)

1195-2 ARTISTRY IN PERCUSSION
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Manne (d), Winding (tb)

1196-2 SAFRANSKI (ARTISTRY IN BASS)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Safranski (b)/Kenton (p)

1196-3 SAFRANSKI (ARTISTRY IN BASS)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Safranski (b)/Kenton (p)

1197-1 ARTISTRY IN BOLERO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Safranski (b)/Kenton (p), Musso (ts), Winding (tb)
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(Q) JULY 18, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD (TRANSCRIPTION SESSION)

Same personnel as June 4, 1946.

ET1662-1 UNTIL THE REAL THING COMES ALONG
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Howard

ET1663-1 I'M YOURS
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Howard.
Solo: Kenton (p)

ET1663-2 YESTERDAYS
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Winding (tb), Musso (ts)

ET1664-1 I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Sines (tb)/Winding (tb), Musso (ts), Anthony (as)

ET1665-1 ECUADOR
arr. by Gene Roland
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Winding (tb), Musso (ts), Mussulli (as), Alvarez (tp)

ET1666-1 END OF THE WORLD
arr. by Gene Roland
Solos: Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Winding (tb), Childers (tp), Manne (d)

ET1667-1 MORE THAN YOU KNOW
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Wetzel (tp)

ET1667-2 REED RAPTURE
arr. by Stan Kenton
Saxophones & rhythm only
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(R) JULY 19, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD (TRANSCRIPTION SESSION)

Same personnel as June 4, 1946.

ET1668-1 YOU MAY NOT LOVE ME
arr. by Ken Hanna
Vocal: Howard
Solo: Kenton (p)

ET1668-2 THAT'S THE LEAST YOU CAN DO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Howard

ET1670-1 SEPULVEDA
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal and tp solo: Wetzel

ET1670-2 I'D BE LOST WITHOUT YOU
arr. by Ken Hanna
Vocal: Christy
Solo: Winding (tb)

ET1671-1 LOVER MAN
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: Winding (tb)

ET1672-2 SCOTCH AND WATER
arr. by Gene Roland
Solos: Kenton (p), Musso (ts), Alvarez (tp), Winding (tb), Mussulli (as), Wetzel (tp), Cooper (ts), Childers (tp)

ET1673-1 COCKTAILS FOR TWO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Alvarez (tp), Wetzel (tp), Musso (ts)

ET1674-1 EVERYBODY SWING
arr. by Gene Roland
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Winding (v tb), Musso (ts), Mussulli (as), Childers (tp)

Note - Lacquer 1669 is rejected takes of "Sepulveda". All previously unissued Capitol Transcription sides are included in this album.
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(S) JULY 25, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (tp), Kai Winding, Harry Forbes, Miff Sines (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Al Anthony, Boots Mussulli (as), Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (d), June Christy (vcl).

1216-3 IT'S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy
Solo: Kenton (p)

1217-4 WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Winding (tb)

1218 FANTASY Rejected
arr. by Stan Kenton
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(T) JULY 26, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as July 25, 1946.

1218-5 FANTASY
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Mussulli (as)

1222-4 CONCERTO TO END ALL CONCERTOS - Pt. 2
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Trombone section led by Winding, saxophone section led by Anthony, trumpet trio (Childers, Wetzel, Alvarez), Safranski (b), Manne (d)

1223-3 CONCERTO TO END ALL CONCERTOS - Pt. 1
arr. by Stan Kenton
Solos: Kenton (p), Musso (ts), Wetzel (tp), Mussulli (as)
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(U) AUGUST 2, 1946 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as July 25, 1946.

1309-4 COLLABORATION (first arrangement) Unissued
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Winding (tb), Alvarez (tp)

1310-3 DON'T WANT THAT MAN AROUND Unissued
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Alvarez (tp)

1311-2 OPUS IN PASTELS
arr. by Stan Kenton (A) S
Saxophones & rhythm only

1311-3 OPUS IN PASTELS
arr. by Stan Kenton
Saxophones & rhythm only
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(V) JANUARY 2, 1947 — RKO-PATHE STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (tp), Kai Winding, Skip Layton, Milt Bernhart, Harry Forbes (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Eddie Meyers, Boots Mussulli (as), Red Dorris, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (d), June Christy (vcl), The Pastels - Margaret Dale, Dave Lambert, Wayne Howard, Jerry Packer, Jerry Duane (gp-vcl).

1279-2 HIS FEET TOO BIG FOR DE BED -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo/Dave Lambert
Vocal: Christy & The Pastels.
Solos: Childers (tp)/Winding (tb)

1280-6 AFTER YOU
arr. by Pete Rugolo/Dave Lambert
Vocal: The Pastels.
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b)

-1 add José Mangual (bgo) & Pedro Allendo (maracas) 10
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(W) FEBRUARY 13, 1947 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (tp), Kai Winding, Skip Layton, Milt Bernhart, Harry Forbes (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), Eddie Meyers, Boots Mussulli (as), Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (d), June Christy (vcl), The Pastels - Margaret Dale, Wayne Howard, Jerry Packer, Jerry Duane, Don McLeod (gp-vcl).

1638-6 DOWN IN CHI-HUA-HUA
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: The Pastels.
Solos: Safranski (b), Childers (tp)/ Winding (tb)

1639-5 DON'T WANT THAT MAN AROUND
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Alvarez (tp)

1640-4 MACHITO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Winding (tb), Alvarez (tp), Childers (tp)/ Layton (tb)
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(X) FEBRUARY 27, 1947 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD
Same personnel as February 13, 1947.

1667-2 COLLABORATION (second arrangement) Unissued
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Winding (tb)

1668-2 RHYTHM INCORPORATED - Pt. 2
arr. by Pete Rugolo
(CAPITOL PUNISHMENT)
Solos: Kenton (p), Mussulli (as), Winding (v tb), Layton (tb), Childers (tp), Safranski (b)

1669-5 RHYTHM INCORPORATED - Pt. 1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
(CAPITOL PUNISHMENT)
Solos: Kenton (p), Musso (ts), Alvarez (tp), Childers (tp)
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(Y) FEBRUARY 28, 1947 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as February 13, 1947.

1671-2 THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: The Pastels .
Solo: Kenton (p)

1672-3 ACROSS THE ALLEY FROM THE ALAMO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solo: Musso (ts)

1673-3 COLLABORATION
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Winding (tb)

1674-3 HOW AM I TO KNOW
arr. by Ken Hanna
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Layton (tb)
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(Z) MARCH 31, 1947 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as February 13, 1947, except in The Pastels: Jimmy Borland replaces Jerry Duane.

1803-6 THE SPIDER AND THE FLY
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy & The Pastels.
Solos: Musso (ts), Layton (tb)

1804-2 MINOR RIFF
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Alvarez (tp), Musso (ts)

1805-1 MACHITO -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Winding (tb), Alvarez (tp), Childers (tp)/Layton (tb)

-1 add Ivan Lopez (bgo), Eugenio Reyes (maracas)
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(AA) MARCH 31, 1947 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as February 13, 1947

1809-2 LOVER
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Safranski (b), Musso (ts), Winding (tb)

1810-3 MONOTONY Unissued
arr. by Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Wetzel (tp)/Layton (tb)/Mussulli (as)/Musso (ts)

1811-3 INTERLUDE Unissued
arr. by Rugolo
Trombones & rhythm only. Solo: Kenton (p)
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(BB) APRIL 1, 1947 — RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD (TRANSCRIPTION SESSION)

Same personnel as February 13, 1947, with Jimmy Borland for Jerry Duane in The Pastels (gp-vcl).

ET2171-1 ARTISTRY IN HARLEM SWING
arr. by Gene Roland
Solos: Kenton (p), Winding (tb), Alvarez (tp), Mussulli (as), Musso (ts)

ET2172-1 PLEASE BE KIND
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solo: Layton (tb)

ET2173-2 I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN'T GOOD
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Omit saxophones.
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b)

ET2174-2 BY THE RIVER STE. MARIE
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: The Pastels

ET2175-1 APRIL IN PARIS
arr. by Ken Hanna/Dave Lambert B-332 Trombones & rhythm only.
Vocal: The Pastels

ET2176-1 DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: The Pastels.
Solo: Musso (ts)

ET2177-1 IF I COULD BE WITH YOU ONE HOUR TONIGHT
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Mussulli (as), Safranski (b), Childers (tp), Layton (tb)

ET2178-1 SOPHISTICATED LADY
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Safranski (b)/Kenton (p)

ET2179-1 THE FATAL APPLE (UNISON RIFF)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Kenton (p), Mussulli (as), Safranski (b), Alvarez (tp)
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(CC) SEPTEMBER 24, 1947 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, Ken Hanna (tp), Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), George Weidler, Frank Pappalardo (as), Bob Cooper, Warner Weidler (ts), Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Laurindo Almeida (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Costanzo (bgo), June Christy (vcl).

2273-4 ELEGY FOR ALTO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: G. Weidler (as)

2274-2 SOOTHE ME
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy

2275-5 CHORALE FOR BRASS, PIANO AND BONGO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
(Prologue Suite, Second Movement)
Omit saxophones.
Solos: Costanzo (bgo)/Kenton (p)
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(DD) SEPTEMBER 25, 1947 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Same personnel as September 24, 1947.

2279-4 CURIOSITY
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solo: Childers (tp)

2280-5 THEME TO THE WEST
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: Kenton (p)

2281-2 ABSTRACTION -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
(Prologue Suite, Third Movement)
Solos: G. Weidler (as)/Cooper (ts), Kenton (p)

2282-2 FUGUE FOR RHYTHM SECTION -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Rhythm section only: Kenton (p)/Almeida (g)/Safranski (b)/Manne (d)/Costanzo (bgo)/Touzet (maracas)

-1 add Rene Touzet (maracas).
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(EE) OCTOBER 20, 1947 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD
Same personnel as September 24, 1947, but add Salvador Armenta (maracas).

2352-3 MONOTONY
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: Kenton (p)
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(FF) OCTOBER 22, 1947 - RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD

Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, Ken Hanna (tp), Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes (tb), Bart Varsalona (b tb), George Weidler, Art Pepper (as), Bob Cooper, Warner Weidler (ts), Bob Gioga (bari), Kenton (p), Laurindo Almeida (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Costanzo (bgo), June Christy (vcl).

2361-1 UNISON RIFF (The Fatal Apple)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Wetzel (tp), Kenton (p)/Costanzo (bgo), Pepper (as), Safranski (b), Alvarez (tp), Bert (tb)

2362-4 LAMENT (Lament For Guitar) -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: Almeida (g)

2363-4 INTRODUCTION TO A LATIN RHYTHM -1 Unissued
arr. by Pete Rugolo (Prologue Suite, First Movement)
Solos: Kenton (p), Cooper (ts), Bert (tb)

2364-5 IMPRESSIONISM
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: G. Weidler (as)/Cooper (ts), Safranski (b)

2368-4 I TOLD YA I LOVE YA NOW GET OUT
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Bert (tb), Cooper (ts)

2369-3 HE WAS A GOOD MAN AS GOOD MEN GO
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Bert (tb), G. Weidler (as)

-1 add Rene Touzet (maracas).
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(GG) DECEMBER 6, 1947 - RKO-PATHE STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY

Same personnel as October 22, 1947.

2667-5 CUBAN CARNIVAL (Cubana) -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Safranski (b), Almeida (g), Bernhart (tb), Pepper (as), Porcino (tp)

2668-2 THE PEANUT VENDOR (El Manicero) -1
head arangement.
Solo: Bernhart (tb)

2669-9 LONELY WOMAN
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy

2670-3 THERMOPOLAE (Thermopylae)
arr. by Bob Graettinger

-1 add Carlos Vidal (cga), José Mangual (timbales, cowbell), Machito (Frank Grillo) (maracas).
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(HH) DECEMBER 21, 1947 - RKO-PATHE STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY

Same personnel as October 22, 1947.

2934-4 METRONOME RIFF (Pete's Riff) -1
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solos: Cole (p), Bauer (g), DeFranco (clt), Harris (tb), Phillips (ts), Gillespie (tp), Safranski (b), Rich (d)

2935-5 INTRODUCTION TO A LATIN RHYTHM -2
arr. by Pete Rugolo
(Prologue Suite - First Movement)
Solos: Kenton (p), Cooper (ts), Bert (tb)

2936-1 JOURNEY TO BRAZIL -2
arr. by Pete Rugolo
(Prologue Suite - Finale)
Solos: Almeida (g), Bernhart/Bert (tbs), Cooper (ts)/Pepper (as), Porcino/Childers (tps), Costanzo (bgo)

2937-2 HOW HIGH THE MOON
arr. by Neal Hefti/Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy.
Solos: Bert (tb), Alvarez (tp), Pepper (as)

-1 add The Metronome All-Stars: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Flip Phillips (ts), Buddy DeFranco (cl), Nat Cole (p), Billy Bauer (g), Buddy Rich (d).

-2 add Carlos Vidal (cga) & Machito (maracas).
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(II) DECEMBER 22, 1947 — RKO—PATHE STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY

Same personnel as October 22, 1947.

2942-3 HARLEM HOLIDAY (A Message To Harlem)
arr. by Kenton
Solos: Costanzo (bgo), Alvarez (tp), Cooper (ts), Bert (tb), Pepper (as), Porcino (tp), Kenton (p)/Safranski (b), Manne (d)

2943-7 THIS IS MY THEME
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Vocal: Christy

2944-5 BONGO RIFF
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Solo: Costanzo (bgo)

2945-4 SOMNAMBULISM
arr. by Ken Hanna
Solos: Safranski (b), G. Weidler (as), Bernhart (tb)/Cooper (ts)

2946-2 INTERLUDE
arr. by Pete Rugolo
Trombones & rhythm only.
Solo: Stan Kenton (p)
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Discography researched by Michael Sparke and Pete Venudor (with Jack Hartley), from the book KENTON ON CAPITOL AND CREATIVE WORLD - A DISCOGRAPHY, published in the USA by Balboa Books, and in the UK by Michael Sparke.
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Executive producer: Charlie Lourie
Research: Michael Sparke and Michael Cuscuna
Disc and tape transfers: Malcolm Addey and Jay Ranellucci
Mastering: Malcolm Addey
Special thanks to R.J. Wing to providing his 78 of the withdrawn version of "Eager Beaver".
Design direction: Richard Mantel
Design production: InkWell, Inc.

Masters courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc. under license from CEMA Special Markets.

(p)1995 CEMA Special Markets. Product of CEMA Special Markets, a division of Capitol Records, Inc., 1750 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
(c)1995 Mosaic Records, Inc. All rights reserved.

Producer's note:
With two exceptions, the source for all of the selections in this set has been the original 16" acetates or Capitol's original tape transfers without added echo or equalization. The first issued take of "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" was transferred from a broken glass master. Although we have managed to remove most of the clicks, there is a light, recurrent thump throughout and a couple of beats are missing at one point. The first issued take of "Eager Beaver" was taken from 78 becuase the original glass master was broken beyond repair and no other master source exists.