Stan Kenton: All the Things You Are


All the Things You Are


Stan Kenton and His Orchestra


Stan Kenton in True '52 Stereo (Dynaflow 2007-1)

Buy Track


Stan Kenton (piano), Buddy Childers (trumpet), Maynard Ferguson (trumpet), Conte Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone), Bill Russo (trombone), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Bill Holman (tenor sax), Richie Kamuca (tenor sax), Bob Gioga (baritone sax), Don Bagley (bass), Stan Levey (drums),

Don Dennis (trumpet), Ruben McFall (trumpet), Bob Burgess (trombone), Keith Moon (trombone), George Roberts (bass trombone), Vinnie Dean (alto sax), Sal Salvador (guitar)


Arranged by Gerry Mulligan. Composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II


Recorded: Chicago, early September, 1952


Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

Kenton admired Gerry Mulligan, but didn't like his attitude or his insistence on everything played his way. Yet for a time, Stan not only bought Mulligan's original compositions such as "Young Blood" and "Limelight," but he assigned Gerry to write arrangements for the dance book, which Mulligan later called "dog work." Mulligan used the opportunity to experiment; his setting of this classic standard is a study in counterpoint and alternate harmony. Childers solos beautifully in this live performance taped in early stereo, but the arrangement is the star. Mulligan would later adapt this setting for a recording of his own big band in 1957.

Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof

Tags: ·

Comments are closed.