This Is An Orchestra

LABEL Tantara

NO. T2CD-1125

FORMAT 2 CDs

PRODUCER Michael Sparke & Bill Lichtenauer

LINER NOTES Michael Sparke

RECORDING DATES
1948, 1956, 1961-62, 1971, 1973

Tracks

Disc 1, Tracks 1-13

1. Theme and Introduction (Stan Kenton)
arr. by Stan Kenton

2. Lover (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
solos: Kenton (p)/Safranski (b) Cooper (ts) Bernhart (tb)

3. June Christy receives Downbeat Award

4. Lonely Woman (Benny Carter & Ray Sonin)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
vocal by June Christy

5. Pete Rugolo receives Downbeat Award

6. Impressionism (Pete Rugolo)
arr. by Pete Rugolo

7. Eddie Safranski receives Downbeat Award

8. Safranski (Pete Rugolo)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
solos: Safranski (b) Kenton (p)

9. Shelly Manne receives Downbeat Award

10. Artistry In Percussion (Pete Rugolo)
arr. by Pete Rugolo
solos: Manne (d) Bernhart (tb)

11. Stan Kenton receives Downbeat Award

12. The Peanut Vendor (Moises Simons & Marion Sunshine & Wolfe Gilbert)
head arrangement
solos: Pepper (as) Bernhart (tb) Kenton (p)

13. Theme and Sign-Off (Stan Kenton)
arr. by Stan Kenton

Personnel

Disc 1, Tracks 1-13

22 February 1948
Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois
ABC Network Downbeat Awards Broadcast
Alto sax
George Weidler
Art Pepper
Tenor sax
Bob Cooper
Warner Wiedler
Bari sax
Bob Gioga
Trumpet
Ray Wetzel
Buddy Childers
Al Porcino
Chico Alvarez
Ken Hanna
Trombone
Milt Bernhart
Eddie Bert
Harry Betts
Harry Forbed
Bart Varsalona (b-tb)
Piano
Stan Kenton
Guitar
Laurindo Almeida
Bass
Eddie Safranski
Drums
Shelly Manne
Bongo
Jack Costanzo
Vocal
June Christy
Disc 1, Tracks 14-24

14. A Theme of Four Values (Bill Russo)
arr. by Bill Russo
solos: Kenton (p) Fitzpatrick (tb)

15. Young Blood (Gerry Mulligan)
arr. by Gerry Mulligan
solos: Tanno (tp) Sinatra (ts) Niehaus (as) Leddy (tp)

16. Intermission Riff (Ray Wetzel)
head arrangement
solos: Kenton (p) Perkins (ts) Fontana (tb) Nimitz (bs)

17. Cherokee (Ray Noble)
arr. by Bill Holman
solo: Niehaus (as)

18. Take the A Train (Billy Strayhorn)
head arrangement
solos: Fontana (tb) Leddy (tp)/Tanno (tp Counce (b)

19. Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke)
arr. by Bill Holman
solo: Fontana (tb)

20. Fearless Finlay (Bill Holman)
arr. by Bill Holman
solos: Noto (tp) Niehaus (as) Larsen (tb)

21. I'm Glad There Is You (Paul Madeira & Jimmy Dorsey)
arr. by Joe Coccia
solo: Niehaus (as)

22. Kingfish (Bill Holman)
arr. by Bill Holman
solos: Perkins (ts) Tanno (tp) Niehaus (as)

23. Out of Nowhere (Edward Heyman & Johnny Green)
arr. by Bill Holman
solo: Perkins (ts)

24. Limelight (Gerry Mulligan)
arr. by Gerry Mulligan
solos: Niehaus (as) Sinatra (ts) Fontana (tb) Tanno (tp) Lewis (d)
Disc 1, Tracks 14-24

1 February 1956
Soldiers' Club, Fort Ord, Monterey, California
Alto sax
Lennie Niehaus
Tenor sax
Bill Perkins
Spencer Sinatra
Bari sax
Jack Nimitz
Trumpet
Ed Leddy
Sam Noto
Vinnie Tanno
Lee Katzman
Phil Gilbert
French horn
Irving Rosenthal
Fred Fox
Trombone
Bob Fitzpatrick
Carl Fontana
Kent Larsen
Don Kelly (b-tb)
Tuba
Jay McAllister
Piano
Stan Kenton
Guitar
Ralph Blaze
Bass
Curtis Counce
Drums
Mel Lewis
Disc 2, Tracks 1-9

1. Gone With the Wind (Allie Wrubel & Herb Magidson)
arr. by Lennie Niehaus
solos: Stamm (tp) Fitzpatrick (tb)

2. Intermission Riff (Ray Wetzel)
head arrangement
solos: Kenton (p) Baltazar (as) Spurlock (tb) Holladay (bs)

3. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington)
arr. by Lennie Niehaus
solos: Stamm (tp) Fitzpatrick (tb)
Disc 2, Tracks 1-9

TRACKS 1-3
17 July 1961
Moonlight Gardens, Coney Island Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
4. Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing & B.Y. Foster)
arr. by Lennie Niehaus
solos: Baltazar (as) Stamm (tp)
TRACK 4
28 September 1962
Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California
5. It's a Big Wide Wonderful World (John Rox)
arr. by Bill Holman
vocal by Jean Turner

6. Give Me a Song With a Beautiful Melody (Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn)
arr. by Lennie Niehaus
vocal by Jean Turner

7. Prologue - West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim)
arr. by Johnny Richards

8. Maria (Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim)
arr. by Johnny Richards
solos: Kenton (p) Bernhardt (tp) Fitzpatrick (tb)

9. Malaguena (Ernesto Lecuona)
arr. by Bill Holman
solos: Fitzpatrick (tb) Donahue (ts)
TRACKS 5-9
5 March 1961
Band rehearsal, Hollywood, California
Disc 2, Tracks 10-16

10. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Michel Legrand)
arr. by Ken Hanna
solos: Kenton (p) Davis (as)
Disc 2, Tracks 10-16

TRACK 10
30 November 1971
Memorial Hall, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
11. No Harmful Slide Effects (Willie Maiden)
arr. by Willie Maiden
Worster (b) Coonin (tb) Torres (ts)

12. Of Space and Time (Hank Levy)
arr. by Hank Levy
solos: Worster (b) Park (as)

13. For Better and For Worster (Willie Maiden)
arr. by Willie Maiden
solo: Worster (b)

14. Street of Dreams (Victor Young & Sam Lewis)
arr. by Stan Kenton
Kenton (p) Park (as)

15. Malaga (Bill Holman)
arr. by Bill Holman
solos: Coonin (tb) Torres (ts) Noday (tp) Erskine (d) Lopez (cga)

16. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)
arr. by Stan Kenton
solo: Kenton (p)
TRACKS 11-16
16 February 1973
Colston Hall, Bristol, Somerset, England