Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bossa Nova (1963)

Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bossa Nova (1963)
Artist: Stan Kenton
Title: Artistry In Bossa Nova [Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series]
Year Of Release: 2013 (1963)
Label: Universal Japan [TOCJ-66623]
Genre: Jazz / Bossa Nova / Modern Big Band
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 37:10
Total Size: 459 MB

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descron in Japanese. This LP features the Stan Kenton Orchestra (during the period when it had a mellophonium section) performing some of its familiar standards and a few newer songs with a light Brazilian rhythm provided by percussionists Frank Guerrero and Milt Holland (Larry Bunker fills in for Holland on three songs). Although one might consider this project to be an example of Kenton jumping on the bandwagon (since the bossa nova fad was at its peak at the time), the music is quite enjoyable.

Kenton on piano is the main soloist throughout, with Conte Candoli having a couple solos on trumpet and high-note trumpeter Bud Brisbois getting a few spots. Kenton's "Brasilia" is a charming piece deserving to be revived. Otherwise, it is interesting to hear such songs as "Interlude," "Concerto to End All Concertos," "Eager Beaver," and even "Artistry in Rhythm" in this setting.


01 - Artistry In Rhythm
02 - Opus In Chartreuse
03 - Interlude
04 - Kentonova
05 - Eager Beaver
06 - Concerto To End All Concertos
07 - Brasilia
08 - Painted Rhythm
09 - Opus In Pastels
10 - Jump For Joe
11 - Loco-Nova
12 - Artistry In Bossa Nova


Stan Kenton - piano, leader, arranger

Gabe Baltazar - alto (lead)
Steve Marcus - tenor
Ray Florian - tenor
Jack Nimitz - baritone
Joel Kaye - bass

Dalton Smith (lead)
Bud Brisbois
Conte Candoli
Bob Behrendt
Bob Rolfe

Bob Fitzpatrick (lead)
Kent Larsen
Gilbert Falco

Bass Trombones
Dave Wheeler
Jim Amlotte

Dwight Carver (lead)
Joe Burnett
Bob Crull
Tony Scodwell

Latin Percussion
Frank Guerrero
Milt Holland
Larry Bunker

Don Bagley

Dee Barton

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