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Sophisticated Approach

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Released  1962
Artist  Stan Kenton
Producer  Lee Gillette
Release date  1962
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  July 5 & 7, 1961 Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Sophisticated Approach (1961)  Adventures in Standards (1961)
Similar  Viva Kenton!, Portraits on Standards, Back to Balboa, The Stage Door Swings, Sketches on Standards

Sophisticated Approach is an album by the Stan Kenton Orchestra recorded in 1961 and released by Capitol Records.



The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn noted "Sophisticated Approach features the ensemble when it was beginning to acquire a reputation for being more interested in structure and discipline than swing. The arrangements are tight, there's a minimum of solo space, and the songs are uneven". On All About Jazz Chris May said "Listening to Sophisticated Approach for more than about five minutes is an experience akin to having a sumo wrestler sit on your face. It isn't fun, it isn't jazz, and you need to come up for air".

Track listing

  1. "But Beautiful" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 3:18
  2. "Darn That Dream" (Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange) - 2:12
  3. "It Might As Well Be Spring" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 5:12
  4. "Moonlight Becomes You" (Van Heusen, Burke) - 3:50
  5. "How Do I Look In Blue" (Gene Roland, Johnny Richards) - 2:50
  6. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) - 2:52
  7. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:32
  8. "Memoirs of a Lady" (Richards, Blanca Webb) - 2:48
  9. "Time After Time" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 4:16
  10. "Easy to Love" (Cole Porter) - 2:53
  11. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) - 2:37
  12. "Like Someone in Love" (Van Heusen, Burke) - 4:35
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA on July 5, 1961 (tracks 1-7 & 12) and July 7, 1961 (tracks 8-11).
  • Personnel

  • Stan Kenton - piano, conductor
  • Bob Behrendt, Bud Brisbois, Dalton Smith, Bob Rolfe - trumpet
  • Bob Fitzpatrick, Bud Parker, Jack Spurlock - trombone
  • Jim Amlotte - bass trombone
  • Dave Wheeler - bass trombone, tuba
  • Dwight Carver, Keith La Motte, Gene Roland, Carl Saunders - mellophone
  • Gabe Baltazar - alto saxophone
  • Sam Donahue, Paul Renzi - tenor saxophone
  • Marvin Holladay - baritone saxophone
  • Wayne Dunstan - baritone saxophone, bass saxophone
  • Red Mitchell - bass
  • Jerry McKenzie - drums
  • Lennie Niehaus - arranger
  • Songs

    1But Beautiful (2006 Digital Remaster)3:22
    2Darn That Dream (2006 Digital Remaster)2:14
    3It Might As Well Be Spring (2006 Digital Remaster)5:16


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