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Stan Kenton : this is an orchestra!

Author: Michael Sparke
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2010.
Series: North Texas lives of musicians series, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This title sums up the mesmerizing bandleader at the height of his powers, arms waving energetically, and, his face a study of concentration as he cajoled, coaxed, strained.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sparke, Michael.
Stan Kenton.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009053624
(OCoLC)495475464
Named Person: Stan Kenton; Stan Kenton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sparke
ISBN: 9781441678799 1441678794 9781597346047 1597346047 1282889818 9781282889811 9781574413304 1574413309
OCLC Number: 681766080
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 345 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Balboa bandwagon (1941) --
Hollywood highs and Big Apple blues (1941/1942) --
Hanging on (1942/1943) --
Dance band days (1944/1945) --
A new beginning (1945) --
The arrival of Rugolo (1946) --
The artistry orchestra (1946) --
Artistry off the rails (1947) --
Progressive jazz (1947) --
The lost years (1948/1949) --
Innovations in modern music (1950/1951) --
New concepts of artistry in rhythm (1952) --
If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium (1953) --
"Kenton presents jazz" (1954/1955) --
Stompin' at the Savoy (1955) --
Fuego cubano! (1956) --
Back to Balboa (1957/1958) --
Standards in silhouette (1958/1959) --
The restless searcher (1960) --
Four of a kind: the mellophonium orchestra (1961) --
Adventures in time (1962/1963) --
Adventure in emotion: the LA Neophonic (1964/1968) --
Marking time (1965/1966) --
Delights and disappointments (1967/1969) --
The creative world of Stan Kenton (1970) --
Macumba! (1971) --
Height of ecstasy (1972/1973) --
Kenton goes rock (1973/1974) --
The road to "no where" (1975/1976) --
Accident! (1977) --
Wounded warrior (1978) --
The end of an era (1979) --
Postlude.
Series Title: North Texas lives of musicians series, no. 5.
Responsibility: by Michael Sparke.

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Michael Sparke s book, the first general history of the Kenton Orchestra, is the best evaluation yet of Kenton s 40-year musical development. "The Wall Street Journal"" ""Stan Kenton: This Is an Read more...

 
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