Kenton — Live at Buddy’s Place

October 1975

Newly available material from Kenton composer/arranger/saxist Al Yankee.

Al Yankee


In October of 1975, the Stan Kenton Orchestra took a “break” from playing one night stands to play for a week at Buddy’s Place, a club owned by Buddy Rich, in New York City. As a recent addition to the band, I took the opportunity to set up my cassette recorder to capture some of the performances. I have edited these into a sort of “live album” format, complete with Stan talking to the audience.

— Al Yankee

Tracks

1) Send in the Clowns (Stephen Sondheim)
arr. Dave Barduhn

2)
Turtle Talk (Dee Barton)

3) Inner Crisis (Larry Willis)
arr. by Bob Curnow

4)
Body and Soul (Johnny Green)
arr. Marty Paich

5)
Introductions

6) Samba de Haps (Mark Taylor)

7)
Happy (Michel Legrand)
arr. Brett Stamps

8)
I’m Glad There Is You (Jimmy Dorsey)
arr. Stan Kenton

9) Of Fourths and Fifths (Hank Levy)

10) Acknowledgements

11)
A Smith Named Greg (Hank Levy)

12)
Malaguena (Ernesto Lecuona)
arr. Bill Holman

13) Take the A Train (Billy Strayhorn)

14)
Stan Kenton on musical bigotry

15)
Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton)

Personnel

Alto sax, flute
Terry Layne

Tenor sax, flute
Roy Reynolds
Dan Salmasian

Bari sax, flute
Greg Smith
Alan Yankee

Trumpet
John Harner
Jay Sollenberger
Steve Campos
Jim Oatts
Tim Hagans

Trombone
Dick Shearer
Lloyd Spoon
Dave Keim
Greg Sorcsek (b-tb)
Mike Suter (b-tb, tuba)

Piano
Stan Kenton

Bass
Dave Stone

Drums
Gary Hobbs

Percussion
Ramon Lopez