Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra!
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Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra!

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Stan Kenton (1911–1979) formed his first full orchestra in 1940 and soon drew record-breaking crowds to hear and dance to his exciting sound. He continued to tour and record unrelentingly for the next four decades. Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra! sums up the mesmerizing bandleader at the height of his powers, arms waving energetically, his face a study of concentration...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 20th 2010 by University of North Texas Press (first published 2010)
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David
You've gotta be a Kenton fan to stick it out through the 308 pages of this painfully detailed paean to Kenton and his music. I am a fan, and I did stick it out. Sparke has covered virtually every song, every concert, and every musician connected with the bandleader during his career.

Unlike many recent biographies, this is no gossipy, sensationalized treatment; the subject is treated with almost reverential respect.
Quite refreshing, I opine.
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