Stan Kenton: My Old Flame
My Old Flame
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra
Back to Balboa (Capitol Jazz 93094)
Julius Chaikin (trumpet), Billy Catalano (trumpet), Lee Katzman (trumpet), Phil Gilbert (trumpet), Jimmy Decker (French horn), Bob Fitzpatrick (trombone), Kent Larsen (trombone), Archie LeCoque (trombone), Jim Amlotte (trombone), saxophone), Bill Robinson (baritone saxophone), Steve Perlow (baritone saxophone), Red Kelly (bass), Jerry McKenzie (drums).
Composed by Sam Coslow and Arthur Johnston. Arranged by Marty Paich.
Recorded: Balboa Beach, CA, January 20, 1958
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
Those familiar with Marty Paich’s Dek-Tette and his recordings with Mel Tormé and Art Pepper might be surprised at this effective concert setting of a standard song from 1934 introduced by Mae West. Yet Paich loved writing such ambitious music for Kenton. (Marty had studied with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Arnold Schoenberg, and earned a Masters Degree in composition.) Paich would contribute additional pieces and settings for Kenton as late as the ‘70s. Perkins and Noto solo in this recording made at the Rendezvous Ballroom.
Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof
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