Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California

Friday, 15 September 1972

Guest artist Buddy Rich joins the band on two numbers, adding some star power to the band, while Kenton was recuperating in the hospital.

Pianist and co-leader (with Ken Hanna) Nat Pierce was fired a month later for bringing in some of his own charts and encouraging the band to swing.

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Tracks

Jimmy Lyons speaks

1.
Stompin’ at the Savoy (arr. Bill Holman)

Lyons speaks

2.
Samba Siete (Hank Levy)

Ken Hanna speaks

3.
Boilermaker (Willie Maiden)

Hanna speaks

4.
Beeline East (Ken Hanna)

Hanna speaks

5.
Blues Between and Betwixt (Hank Levy)

Lyons speaks

6.
A Little Minor Booze (Willie Maiden)

Hanna speaks

7.
Intermission Riff (Ray Wetzel)

8.
Artistry in Rhythm - faded out (Stan Kenton)

Personnel

Alto sax
Quin Davis

Tenor sax
Richard Torres, Chris Galuman

Bari sax
Willie Maiden, Kim Frizell

Trumpet
Dennis Noday, Frank Minear, Ray Brown, Paul Adamson, Mike Snustead

Trombone
Dick Shearer, Harvey Coonin, Fred Carter, Mike Wallace, Phil Herring

Piano
Nat Pierce

Bass
John Worster

Drums
Peter Erskine (tracks 1-5)
Buddy Rich (tracks 6-7)

Conga
Ramon Lopez