Stan Kenton: Easy Go
Stan Kenton (piano)
Easy Go (Capitol Jazz 24553)
Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Chico Alvarez, Jimmy Salko (trumpets); Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Herbie Harper, John Halliburton (trombones); Bud Shank, Art Pepper (alto saxes); Bob Cooper, Bart Caldarell (tenor saxes); Bob Gioga (baritone sax), Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Don Bagley (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).
Recorded: Hollywood, CA, August 21, 1950
Rating: 84/100 (learn more)
During his "Innovations" period, Kenton would drop the strings between tours and play dance gigs to recoup the money he'd lost. He also continued to record singles, which he and Capitol Records hoped would sell so that he'd get airplay. "Easy Go" is another riff-based tune which got the dancers up on the floor and gave Rogers and Fitzpatrick a chance to blow.
Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof
Composed by Stan Kenton