Rahul Sharma

A Presentation of Progressive Jazz

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Released  1948
Producer  Lee Gillette
Release date  1948
Label  Capitol CD 79
Artist  Stan Kenton
Genre  Jazz
A Presentation of Progressive Jazz httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumb8
Recorded  June 7, 1946 – March 20, 1951
Studio  Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA and RKO-Pathé Studios, NYC
A Presentation of Progressive Jazz (1947)  Innovations in Modern Music (1950)
Similar  Stan Kenton's Milestones, Popular Favorites by Stan K, Stan Kenton Presents, Innovations in Modern Music, The Kenton Era

10 lp lament stan kenton and his orchestra 1947 capitol album h 172


A Presentation of Progressive Jazz is an album by pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton featuring performances recorded in 1947 and originally released on the Capitol label as four 78rpm discs, reissued as a 10-inch LP in 1953 as A Concert in Progressive Jazz, and then as a 12-inch LP in 1955 with additional tracks.

Contents

10 lp cuban carnival stan kenton and his orchestra 1947 capitol album h 172


Reception

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow observed "This set captures the early years of bandleader Stan Kenton's experiments with what he termed 'progressive jazz,' a potent mix of dissonance, intricate arrangements, and Latin rhythms that polarized his admirers and detractors".

Track listing

All compositions by Pete Rugolo and Stan Kenton except where noted.

  1. "Cuban Carnival" (Pete Rugolo) – 2:44
  2. "Monotony" – 3:04
  3. "Lonely Woman" (Benny Carter, Ray Sonin) – 3:25
  4. "Lament" (Rugolo) – 3:03
  5. "Thermopolae" (Robert Graettinger) – 2:50 Additional track on 12 inch LP
  6. "Theme for Alto" (Rugolo) – 2:35 Additional track on 12 inch LP
  7. "Impressionism" (Rugolo) – 3:01
  8. "Elegy for Alto" – 3:10
  9. "This Is My Theme" (Rugolo, Kenton, Audrey Lacey) – 3:16
  10. "Fugue for Rhythm Section" (Rugolo) – 2:57
  11. "Introduction to a Latin Rhythm" – 2:41 Additional track on 12 inch LP
  12. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 3:15 Additional track on 12 inch LP

Note

  • Recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, CA on June 7, 1946 (track 12), September 24, 1947 (track 8), September 25, 1947 (track 10), October 20, 1947 (track 2), October 22, 1947 (tracks 4 & 7) and March 20, 1951 (track 6) and at RKO-Pathé Studios in New York City on December 6, 1947 (tracks 1, 3 & 5), December 21, 1947 (track 11) and December 22, 1947 (track 9)
  • Personnel

  • Stan Kenton – piano, conductor
  • Alfred "Chico" Alvarez, John Anderson (track 12), Buddy Childers (tracks 1–5 & 7–12), Maynard Ferguson (track 6), Ken Hanna (tracks 1–5 & 7–12), John Howell (track 6), Al Porcino (tracks 1–5 & 7–12), Shorty Rogers (track 6), Ray Wetzel – trumpet
  • Milt Bernhart (tracks 1–11), Eddie Bert (tracks 1–5 & 7–11), Harry Betts (tracks 1–11), Bob Fitzpatrick (track 6), Harry Forbes (tracks 1–5 & 7–11), Milt Kabak (track 12), Dick Kenney (track 6), Miff Sines (track 12), Kai Winding (track 12) – trombone
  • John Halliburton 9track 6), Bart Varsalona (tracks 1–5 & 7–12) – bass trombone
  • Al Anthony (track 12), Boots Mussulli (track 12), Frank Pappalardo (tracks 2, 8 & 10), Art Pepper (tracks 1, 3–7, 9 & 11), Bud Shank (track 6), George Weidler (tracks 1–5 & 7–11) – alto saxophone
  • Bart Caldarell (track 6), Bob Cooper, Vido Musso (track 12), Warner Weidler (tracks 1–5 & 7–11) – tenor saxophone
  • Bob Gioga – baritone saxophone
  • Pete Rugolo – piano (track 12)
  • Laurindo Almeida (tracks 1–5 & 7–11) – guitar
  • Don Bagley (track 6), Eddie Safranski (tracks 1–5 & 7–12) – bass
  • Shelly Manne – drums
  • Jack Costanzo – bongos (tracks 1–5 & 7–11)
  • Carlos Vidal – congas (tracks 1 & 11)
  • José Mangual – timbales, cowbell (track 1)
  • Salvador Armenta (track 2), Machito (tracks 1 & 11), Rene Touzet (track 4) – maracas
  • June Christy – vocals (tracks 3, 9 & 12)
  • Robert Graettinger (track 5), Pete Rugolo (tracks 1–4 & 6–12) – arranger
  • References

    A Presentation of Progressive Jazz Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Innovations in Modern Music
    Stan Kenton's Milestones
    Stan Kenton Presents
    Topics