Stan Kenton: And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine


And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine


Stan Kenton and His Orchestra


Stan Kenton Retrospective (Capitol 97350)

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Stan Kenton (piano),

and 17-piece band, featuring Anita O’Day (vocals), Buddy Childers (trumpet), Dave Matthews (tenor saxophone), Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), and Jesse Price (drums)


Composed by Joe Green, Charles Lawrence and Stan Kenton. Arranged by Buddy Baker


Recorded: Hollywood, CA, May 20, 1944


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

The Kenton band was the staff orchestra on the Bob Hope radio program when Anita O’Day joined the band. O’Day was already a ‘name’ singer from her tenure with the Gene Krupa band, and gave the band a needed boost. This track was another big hit, which is available in two versions; take one with a straight- forward vocal, take two with O’Day much freer now that she is more familiar with the song (Kenton also plays on this take). Price was invited to make this session by O’Day, and he really kicks the band into high gear. It’s a pity he couldn’t have stayed longer.

Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof


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