Stan Kenton: Bogota




Stan Kenton (piano)


Stan Kenton Today Recorded Live in London (Vocalion CDLK 4249)

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Stan Kenton (piano),

Mike Vax, Jay Saunders, Dennis Noday, Ray Brown, Joe Marcinkiewicz (trumpets), Dick Shearer, Mike Jamieson, Fred Carter, Mike Wallace (trombones), Phil Herring (tuba), Quin Davis (alto sax, flute), Richard Torres, Kim Frizzell (tenor saxes, flutes), Willie Maiden, Chuck Carter (baritone saxes), John Worster (bass), John Von Ohlen (drums), Ramon Lopez (congas)


Composed by Ken Hanna


Recorded: Fairfield Hall, Croyden, Surrey, UK, February 10, 1972 (2nd show)


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Written for Ken Hanna's own band and recorded in 1955, the composer restyled it as a feature for the Kenton ensemble's conga player, Ramon Lopez. A recording from August 13, 1971 was issued on Creative World in quadraphonic sound and is spectacular, but this performance is even more exciting. Unfortunately, it was not recorded very well and the tapes were almost scrapped, hence a lower rating than might have been awarded. Shearer, Brown, Torres and Vax get to show off.

Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof

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