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Stan Kenton - Kenton's West Side Story album

Stan Kenton - Kenton's West Side Story album Performer: Stan Kenton
Title: Kenton's West Side Story
Style: Big Band, Contemporary Jazz
Country: US
Size MP3: 1138 mb
Size FLAC: 1663 mb
Rating: 4.1
Format: ASF RA AHX VOX WMA DXD ADX

Kenton's West Side Story is an album by Stan Kenton that won the Grammy Award in 1962 for Best Jazz Performance – Large Group (Instrumental). The album was recorded in 1961 and released quickly to take advantage of the movie premiere of the musical West Side Story. Kenton won his first Grammy Award. He won again the next year in the same category. Kenton's West Side Story peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard magazine album chart.

Kenton's version of West Side Story is a free interpretation; arrangements, phrasing, and rhythms are altered to fit Kenton's exotic style. For example, the prologue from the opening scene is played with a relaxed shuffle beat, not the tense syncopated rhythms and phrasing that Bernstein intended. One does not tamper with a work of a genius without incurring the risk of degrading it.

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Kenton's West Side Story. This album has an average beat per minute of 116 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 70/174 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Kenton's West Side Story. BPM Profile Kenton's West Side Story. Album starts at 77BPM, ends at 77BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Stan Kenton. Stan Kenton Conducts the Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton. The Stan Kenton Christmas Carols. The Stage Door Swings.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Prologue 4:02
A2 Something's Coming
Soloist – Conte Candoli, Gabe Baltazar
3:35
A3 Maria
Soloist – Bob Fitzpatrick, Conte Candoli, Stan Kenton
4:26
A4 America
Soloist – Bob Fitzpatrick, Conte Candoli, Gabe Baltazar, Mike Pacheco, Sam Donahue
4:37
A5 Tonight
Soloist – Conte Candoli, Stan Kenton
3:41
B1 Cool
Soloist – Gabe Baltazar, Stan Kenton
4:23
B2 I Feel Pretty
Soloist – Conte Candoli, Gabe Baltazar, Marvin Holladay, Sam Donahue, Stan Kenton
3:50
B3 Officer Krupke
Soloist – Conte Candoli
2:57
B4 Taunting Scene
Soloist – Gabe Baltazar, Gene Roland, Jack Spurlock, Stan Kenton
3:52
B5 Somewhere - Finale
Soloist – Stan Kenton
3:10

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – GNP Crescendo

Credits

  • Arranged By – Johnny Richards
  • Bass – Pete Chivily*
  • Bongos – Mike Pacheco (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A5A2, B2)
  • Composed By – Leonard Bernstein
  • Congas – George Acevedo (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A5, A2, B2)
  • Drums – Jerry Lestock McKenzie
  • Lyrics By – Stephen Sondheim
  • Mellophone – Dwight Carver, Gene Roland, Gordon Davison, Joe Burnett (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A5A2, B2), Keith Lamotte (tracks: B1, B3, B4, B5)
  • Percussion [Latin] – George Acevedo (tracks: B1, B3, B4, B5)
  • Piano – Stan Kenton
  • Research – Jack Hartley, Michael Sparke, Pete Venudor
  • Saxophone – Gabe Baltazar (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A5, A2, B2), Marvin Holladay, Paul Renzi, Sam Donahue, Wayne Dunstan
  • Timpani – Larry Bunker (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A5A2, B2), Lou Singer (tracks: B1, B3, B4, B5)
  • Trombone – Bob Fitzpatrick, Dave Wheeler, Jack Spurlock (tracks: B1, B3, B4, B5), Jim Amlotte, Paul Heydorff (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A5A2, B2)
  • Trumpet – Bob Rolfe, Bud Brisbois, Conte Candoli, Dalton Smith, Ernie Bernhardt, Larry McGuire (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A5A2, B2), Sanford Skinner
  • Tuba – Clive Acker

Notes

A1, A3, A4, A5 recorded March 15, 1961.
A2, B2 recorded March 16, 1961.
B1, B3, B4, B5 recorded April 11, 1961.
Solid yellow labels with black lettering and black outer ring
Front of sleeve has purple (not red) square with "West Side Story" and catalog number enclosed.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ST 1609 Stan Kenton Kenton's West Side Story ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 1609 US 1961
ST 1609 Stan Kenton Kenton's West Side Story ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 1609 UK 1961
T 1609 Stan Kenton Kenton's West Side Story ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 1609 Canada 1961
T 1609 Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Kenton's West Side Story ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 1609 France Unknown
5168858, CDP 7243 8 29914 2 7 Stan Kenton Kenton's West Side Story ‎(CD, Album, RE) Jazz Heritage, Capitol Jazz 5168858, CDP 7243 8 29914 2 7 US 1994