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Kenton’s West Side Story

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LABEL Capitol
NO. 1609
FORMAT 12” Record
PRODUCER Lee Gillette & Kent Larsen
COVER PHOTO Jack Harris
LOCATION Goldwyn Sound Stage 5, Hollywood
RECORDING DATE 1, 16, March, 11 April 1961

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Best large group instrumental jazz performance of 1961

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Tracks

1. Prologue

2. Something’s Coming
solos: Baltazar (as) Candoli (tp)

3. Maria
solos: Kenton (p) Candoli (tp) Fitzpatrick (tb)

4. America
solos: Pacheco (bgo) Fitzpatrick (tb) Baltazar (as) Candoli (tp) Donahue (ts)

5. Tonight
solos: Kenton (p) Candoli (tp)

6. Cool
solos: Kenton (p) Baltazar (as)

7. I Feel Pretty
solos: Kenton (p) Donahue (ts) Holladay (bs) Candoli (tp) Baltazar (as) Candoli (tp)

8. Gee, Officer Krupke
solo: Candoli (tp)

9. Taunting Scene (The Rumble)
solos: Roland (mp) Spurlock (tb) Baltazar (as) Kenton (p)

10. Somewhere - Finale
solo: Kenton (p)


All tracks composed by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim and arranged by Johnny Richards.


Additional Capitol versions

CDP 7243 8 29914 2 7 — CD

Other versions

Creative World reissue — ST-100 7 — 12” LP

Personnel

Alto sax
Gabe Baltazar

Tenor sax
Sam Donahue
Paul Renzi

Bari sax
Marvin Holladay

Bari & bass sax
Wayne Dunstan

Trumpet
Dalton Smith
Bud Brisbois
Conte Candoli
Bob Rolfe
Larry McGuire (tr. 1-7)
Sanford Skinner (tr. 8-10)

Mellophonium
Dwight Carver
Gene Roland
Gordon Davison
Joe Burnett (tr. 1-7)
Keith LaMotte (tr. 8-10)

Trombone
Bob Fitzpatrick
Paul Hetdorff (tr. 1-7)
Jack Spurlock (tr. 8-10)
Jim Amlotte (b-tb)
Dave Wheeler (b-tb)

Tuba
Clive Acker

Piano
Stan Kenton

Bass
Pete Chillily

Drums
Jerry Lestock McKenzie

Timpani, claves
Larry Bunker (tr. 1-7)

Timpani, conga
Lou Singer (tr. 8-10)

Percussion
George Acevado