Stan Kenton: Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days and One Hour Blues
Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days and One Hour Blues
Stan Kenton (piano)
The Stan Kenton Story (Proper B000051TPC)
Stan Kenton (piano),
and 18-piece band including Buddy Childers (trumpet), Ray Wetzel (trumpet), Fred Zito (trombone), Milt Kabak (trombone), Bart Varsalona (bass trombone), Boots Mussulli (alto saxophone), Vido Musso (tenor saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Bob Gioga (baritone saxophone), Eddie Safranski (bass), Ralph Collier (drums).
Arranged by Gene Roland. Composed by Robert Levinson and Mel Torme.
Rating: 84/100 (learn more)
This is one of vocalist June Christy's best records with the Kenton band. Originally from Chicago, she married tenorman Cooper and went on to become a very successful club and concert artist in the 1950s (recording several excellent albums for Capitol with arrangements by Pete Rugolo). Gene Roland was the only arranger who wrote for every edition of the Kenton organization, and this recording is a good example of his craft. Mussulli solos, and Musso plays under Christy in this blues by Mel Tormé.
Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof