Stan Kenton: Warm Blue Stream

Recorded by Wally Heider during a live gig, this track is notable for several reasons. The song itself deserves more exposure and performances; this is a beautiful arrangement for the mellophonium ensemble by Niehaus; and the track highlights one of Kenton's finest singers. Turner was 25 when she joined the band, one of the few black musicians Stan featured in his long career. Turner joined Harry James' band in 1965 and then disappeared. There are many listeners who don't associate Kenton's music with such lovely and jazzy sounds. Marvin Stamm plays the muted trumpet under the vocal.

January 30, 2008 · 0 comments


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