Stan Kenton: Here's That Rainy Day


Here's That Rainy Day


Stan Kenton (piano)


Live at Redlands University (Creative World STD-1015)

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Stan Kenton (piano),

Mike Vax, Jim Kartchner, Dennis Noday, Warren Gale, Joe Ellis (trumpets), Dick Shearer, Mike Jamieson, Fred Carter, Tom Bridges (trombones), Graham Ellis (trombone, tuba), Quin Davis (alto sax), Richard Torres, Norm Smith (tenor saxes), Willie Maiden, Jim Timlin (baritone saxes), Gary Todd (bass), John Von Ohlen (drums), Efrain Logreira (congas)


Composed by John Burke & James Van Heusen. Arranged by Dee Barton


Recorded: Redlands University, Redlands, CA, August 4 & 5, 1970


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

Dee Barton began his career with Kenton as a trombonist and drummer, and contributed his first composition to the band in 1961. An entire album of his music was recorded in 1967 that Capitol Records didn't promote. Barton was at the start of a successful career as a composer for motion pictures when he wrote this beautiful arrangement of one of the great standards in American song. Despite the fact that Kenton's band was known as an ensemble that featured screaming brass, Stan liked to open his concerts with something soft and meditative. This was a popular opener for years, remains in the book of the Kenton alumni band, and has been played by thousands of student ensembles all over the world.

Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof

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