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Stan Kenton

p, 1911-1979 US, Wichita, Kansas
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Stanley Newcombe Kenton.

Stan Kenton (born December 15, 1911, Wichita, Kansas, USA - died August 25, 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA) was an American jazz bandleader and pianist. He played in the dance bands of Vido Musso and Gus Arnheim. His first orchestra "Artistry in Rhythm" was formed in 1941. Many jazz stars played in his orchestras such as: Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Boots Mussulli, Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Jack Costanzo, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Zoot Sims, Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli and more. .

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Saxophone
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy on Retrospective - The Capitol Years by Stan Kenton
Ride On Santa, Ride On on Ride On Santa, Ride On by Stan Kenton
It's Been A Long, Long Time on Capitol Records From The Vaults: "Vine Street Divas" by Various Artists
Tangerine on Stan Kenton by Stan Kenton
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Remastered on A Merry Christmas by Stan Kenton
Two Shades Of Autumn on Rendezvous With Kenton by Stan Kenton
The Holly And The Ivy - Remastered on A Merry Christmas by Stan Kenton
Good King Wenceslas - Remastered on A Merry Christmas by Stan Kenton
Malaguena on Adventures In Jazz by Stan Kenton
O Tannenbaum - Remastered on A Merry Christmas by Stan Kenton

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
CollaborationStan Kenton2017Compil.
Stan Kenton's MilestonesStan Kenton2015Album
Stan Kenton's MilestonesStan Kenton2015Album
New Horizons (Volume 1)Stan Kenton Conducts The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra2014Album
New Horizons (Volume 2)Stan Kenton Conducts The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra, Joel Kaye Directs New York Neophonic Orchestra And Neophonic Jazz Orchestra2014Album
The Peanut VendorStan Kenton2014Album
The Stan Kenton Collection 1937 - 47Stan Kenton2013Compil.
Eight Classic AlbumsStan Kenton2012Compil.
September SongStan Kenton2011Compil.
This Is An Orchestra!Stan Kenton2010Compil.
RaritiesStan Kenton2009Compil.
Opus In PastelsStan Kenton2009Compil.
Kenton On Campus!Stan Kenton2009Album
Une Anthologie 1950 / 1957Stan Kenton2008Compil.
The Jazz Compositions Of Stan KentonStan Kenton2007Compil.
The Stan Kenton StoryStan Kenton2006Compil.
Romantic Approach / Sophisticated ApproachStan Kenton2005Compil.
Artistry In Paris (The Legendary Concert At The Alhambra Theatre 18 September 1953)Stan Kenton2005Album
Swing HouseStan Kenton2005Compil.
The Progressive Years 1941-1947Stan Kenton2005Compil.
Be Easy Be TenderStan Kenton2005Compil.
Cuban EpisodesStan Kenton2005Compil.
Stan’s SingersStan Kenton2004Compil.
The Discovery Of JazzStan Kenton2004Compil.
Plays The StandardsStan Kenton2004Compil.
Classic Jazz ArchiveStan Kenton2003Compil.
Kenton With Voices / Artistry In Voices And BrassStan Kenton2003Compil.
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton In 1951Stan Kenton2003Album
Lush Interlude - The Kenton TouchStan Kenton2003Compil.
One Night StandStan Kenton2002Album
Stan Kenton With The Danish Radio Jazz GroupStan Kenton With The Danish Radio Jazz Group2002Album
Portraits On StandardsStan Kenton2001Album
Etude For Saxophones 1941-1942 (The Complete MacGregor Transcriptions Vol. 2)Stan Kenton2001Album
Celebration - Back To Balboa - Volume 6Stan Kenton2001Compil.
Hooray For June Christy & Stan KentonJune Christy & Stan Kenton2001Album
Easy GoStan Kenton2001Compil.
4 CD Collector's SetStan Kenton2001Compil.
"Artistry In Kenton" Vol. 1-3 1937-1946Stan Kenton2001Album
Back To Balboa + Rendezvous With KentonStan Kenton2001Compil.
Painted RhythmStan Kenton2000Compil.
The Fabulous Alumni Of Stan KentonStan Kenton2000Compil.
Odyssey 1951 -1968Stan Kenton2000Compil.
Stan KentonStan Kenton2000Album
The Big BandsTex Beneke, Gene Krupa, Jerry Wald, Stan Kenton2000Album
The Stan Kenton StoryStan Kenton2000Compil.
Balboa Bash - 1941Stan Kenton2000Album
The Story Of JazzStan Kenton2000Compil.
Popular Favorites By Stan KentonStan Kenton2000Single
The Definitive KentonStan Kenton2000Compil.
Big Sounds of The Big BandsLes Brown, Glen Gray, Ray Anthony, Stan Kenton, Harry James1999Album
The Stan Kenton CollectionStan Kenton1999Compil.
Kenton In Concert (Live At: Royal Albert Hall London, England March 11th 1956)Stan Kenton1999Album
Artistry JumpsStan Kenton1998Compil.
A Personal Message - Kenton Presents JazzStan Kenton1998Single
Adventures In StandardsStan Kenton1998Album
Kenton '63 Concert In England Featuring Cuban Fire MedleyStan Kenton1998Album
Wagner・Stan/Dart KentonStan Kenton1998Compil.
1947Stan Kenton1998Compil.
The Sounds Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1997Compil.
The Stan Kenton Orchestra In ConcertStan Kenton1997Album
VDisc (A Musical Contribution By America's Best For Our Armed Forces Overseas)Stan Kenton1997Compil.
The Kenton Era - Part 3: Progressive Jazz-InnovationsStan Kenton1997Compil.
The Lost Concert II- Live at the Cocoanut Grove in L.A.Stan Kenton1997Compil.
Jazz Profile: Stan KentonStan Kenton1997Compil.
The Innovations OrchestraStan Kenton1997Compil.
Kenton '58 Road Band!Stan Kenton1997Album
MellophobiaStan Kenton1996Compil.
Kenton Plays Holman Live!Stan Kenton With Guest Soloists Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz1996Album
The Jazz Masters - 100 Años Of SwingStan Kenton1996Compil.
The Young Art Pepper With Stan Kenton & Shorty RogersArt Pepper With Stan Kenton & Shorty Rogers1996Compil.
Jazz ArchivesStan Kenton1996Compil.
Film Tracks Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1995Album
Kenton '58 "Live" At Keesler Air Force BaseStan Kenton1995Album
Reed RaptureStan Kenton1995Compil.
Rendevous Of Standards And ClassicsStan Kenton1995Compil.
Stan Kenton ClassicsStan Kenton1995Single
Blues In RiffStan Kenton1995Compil.
The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings Of Stan Kenton 1943-47Stan Kenton1995Compil.
City Of GlassStan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger1995Compil.
The Best Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1995Compil.
A Time For Love (The Final Chapter)Stan Kenton1994Album
The Best Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1993Compil.
Live! Spotlight On Lee Konitz, Chris Conner And Bill RussoStan Kenton1993Compil.
Enregistrements OriginauxStan Kenton1993Compil.
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton In 1950 Calvacade Of BandsStan Kenton1993Album
Giants Of The Big Band Era: Stan KentonStan Kenton1993Album
DuetJune Christy, Stan Kenton1993Single
Kenton '53 (Concert In Wiesbaden)Stan Kenton1992Album
Stan KentonStan Kenton1992Compil.
Innovations - Live 1951Stan Kenton1992Album
RetrospectiveStan Kenton1992Compil.
Jazz EncountersNat King Cole Featuring Stan Kenton, Jo Stafford, Woody Herman, Johnny Mercer1992Compil.
50th Anniversary Celebration - Back To BalboaStan Kenton1991Album
Stan Kenton: The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Holman And Russo ChartsStan Kenton1991Compil.
The Creative World Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1991Album
Mellophonium Moods 1962Stan Kenton1990Album
Kenton '56 In ConcertStan Kenton Featuring Pepper Adams, Mel Lewis, Lennie Niehaus, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins1990Album
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra In Stockholm 1956Stan Kenton1990Album
In New JerseyStan Kenton1990Album
Artistry In RhythmStan Kenton1990Compil.
Stan Kenton Vol.2Stan Kenton1990Album
Stan KentonStan Kenton1990Compil.
In Concerto (Berlino 1953)Stan Kenton1990Compil.
Live At Palo AltoStan Kenton1990Album
At Ukiah 1959Stan Kenton1990Album
In U.S.AStan Kenton1990Album
At Ukiah 1959Stan Kenton1989Album
At The Rendezvous Vol IIStan Kenton1989Album
Stan KentonStan Kenton1989Album
Live In 1951 At The Hollywood Palladium, Volume 1Stan Kenton1989Album
Stan KentonStan Kenton1989Album
The Very Best Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1989Compil.
At The Rendezvous Vol IStan Kenton1989Album
Festival Of Modern American JazzStan Kenton1989Album
Paris, 1953Stan Kenton1989Album
Stan KentonStan Kenton1989Compil.
The Stan Kenton Collection - 20 Golden GreatsStan Kenton1987Compil.
Stan KentonStan Kenton1987Compil.
Big Band Jazz MastersCount Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton1985Compil.
Stan KentonStan Kenton1985Compil.
Stan KentonStan Kenton1984Compil.
Innovations In Modern Music Concert / Seattle, November 25, 1951Stan Kenton1984Album
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton In Hollywood, 1943Stan Kenton1983Album
14 Historic Arrangements & PerformancesShorty Rogers With Stan Kenton, June Christy, Shorty Rogers And His Giants Featuring Art Pepper & Shelly Manne1983Compil.
The Best Of Brant InnStan Kenton1982Album
The Kings Of SwingBenny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Harry James1982Compil.
The Big Band Era Volume 1Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet1981Compil.
1944Stan Kenton1981Album
V.I.P.-Jazz 34 Stan KentonStan Kenton1981Album
Street Of DreamsStan Kenton1979Compil.
The Comprehensive KentonStan Kenton1979Compil.
Rendezvous Ballroom 1941, Volume TwoStan Kenton1978Album
The Kenton Era Volume 2Stan Kenton1978Compil.
Painted RhythmStan Kenton1978Album
Live In EuropeStan Kenton1977Album
Live In EuropeStan Kenton1977Album
Journey To CapricornStan Kenton1976Album
Stan (Dard) KentonStan Kenton1976Album
Artistry In RhythmStan Kenton1975Compil.
Artistry In RhythmStan Kenton1975Single
Here's To Veterans - Program No. 1474/1475Stan Kenton / Lum 'N Abner1975Album
Artistry In Rhythm 1944 - 45, June Christy Anita O'Day Vido MussoStan Kenton1975Album
Stan KentonStan Kenton1974Album
Solo: Stan Kenton Without His OrchestraStan Kenton1974Album
Plays ChicagoStan Kenton1974Album
One Night Stand With Stan KentonStan Kenton1974Album
Balboa / Summer 1941Stan Kenton1972Album
By RequestStan Kenton1971Compil.
Stan Kenton / June Christy / The Four FreshmenStan Kenton / June Christy / The Four Freshmen1971Compil.
This Is An Orchestra!Stan Kenton1971Compil.
Stan KentonStan Kenton1970Single
Private PartyStan Kenton1970Album
Stan Kenton's Milestones Vol. 2Stan Kenton1970Compil.
Stan Kenton Clinic / University of Redlands / 1970Stan Kenton1970Album
The BeatitudesFrank Salisbury With Stan Kenton And Clark Terry1970Album
Stan Kenton's Milestones Vol. 1Stan Kenton1970Compil.
Stan KentonStan Kenton1970Single
HairStan Kenton1969Album
From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes... Finian's RainbowStan Kenton1968Album
The Jazz Compositions Of Dee BartonStan Kenton1968Album
Jazz Concert / Southwestern College - 1967Stan Kenton1967Album
21st Anniversary AlbumTed Heath With Tribute From Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Marlene Dietrich, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Johnny Mathis And Others1967Album
Stan Kenton Plays For TodayStan Kenton1966Album
Stan Kenton Conducts The Los Angeles Neophonic OrchestraStan Kenton Conducts The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra1965Album
The Comprehensive KentonStan Kenton1965Compil.
Stan Kenton's Greatest HitsStan Kenton1965Compil.
Kenton / WagnerStan Kenton1964Album
Artistry In Voices And BrassStan Kenton1964Album
Adventures In JazzStan Kenton1963Single
Adventures In BluesStan Kenton1963Album
Artistry In Bossa NovaStan Kenton1963Album
Mama Sang A SongStan Kenton1962Single
Sound '62 .. In The Creative World Of Modern Music Styled by Stan KentonStan Kenton1962Album
Adventures In Time, A Concerto For OrchestraStan Kenton1962Album
Sophisticated ApproachStan Kenton1962Album
Christmas 1962Stan Kenton1962Single
Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter!Tex Ritter / Stan Kenton1962Album
From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes... A Merry Christmas!Stan Kenton1961Album
Kenton Live From The Las Vegas TropicanaStan Kenton1961Album
Adventures In JazzStan Kenton1961Album
Stan KentonStan Kenton1961Single
Two Much!Ann Richards And Stan Kenton1961Album
Selections From The Album Two Much!Ann Richards And Stan Kenton1961Single
Kenton's West Side StoryStan Kenton1961Album
From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes The Exciting New Voice Of Jean TurnerStan Kenton And Jean Turner1961Album
Standards In SilhouetteStan Kenton1960Album
The Kenton TouchStan Kenton1960Album
Six Top Bands Swing AgainLes Brown, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Woody Herman, Harry James, Stan Kenton1960Compil.
My LoveNat King Cole - Stan Kenton1960Single
My Love / SteadyNat King Cole - Stan Kenton1960Single
Standards In SilhouetteStan Kenton1960Album
Lush InterludeStan Kenton1959Album
Rendezvous With KentonStan Kenton1958Album
Back To Balboa - Part 1Stan Kenton1958Single
The Ballad Style Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1958Album
Reverie / More Love Than Your LoveStan Kenton1958Single
The Ballad Style Of Stan KentonStan Kenton1958Single
Back To BalboaStan Kenton1958Album
Kenton With VoicesStan Kenton Introducing The Modern Men And Featuring Ann Richards1957Album
Kenton With VoicesStan Kenton Introducing The Modern Men And Featuring Ann Richards1957Single
Kenton With Voices (Part 2)Stan Kenton Introducing The Modern Men And Featuring Ann Richards1957Single
Conducts Robert Graettinger's City Of Glass And This Modern WorldStan Kenton1956Compil.
Cuban Fire!Stan Kenton1956Album
Cuban Fire! part 2Stan Kenton1956Single
Kenton In Hi-Fi Part 1Stan Kenton1956Single
Kenton In Hi-Fi Part 3Stan Kenton1956Single
Kenton In Hi-Fi Part 2Stan Kenton, Stan Kenton And His Orchestra1956Single
Kenton In Hi-FiStan Kenton1956Single
Kenton In Hi FiStan Kenton1956Album
Kenton in Hi-Fi (Parts 3&4)Stan Kenton1956Single
DuetJune Christy, Stan Kenton1955Album
Excerpts From The Kenton EraStan Kenton1955Compil.
EncoresStan Kenton1955Single
Popular Favorites By Stan KentonStan Kenton1955Album
Contemporary ConceptsStan Kenton1955Album
Contemporary Concepts Part 2Stan Kenton1955Single
DuetJune Christy, Stan Kenton1955Single
The Kenton EraStan Kenton1955Compil.
I'll Be Seeing You / Please RemberThe Four Freshmen And Stan Kenton1954Single
Portraits On Standards Part 2Stan Kenton1954Single
This Modern WorldStan Kenton1953Album
Portraits On Standards (Disc 2)Stan Kenton1953Single
New Concepts Of Artistry In RhythmStan Kenton1953Album
Sketches On Standards (Part 1)Stan Kenton1953Single
Prologue (This Is An Orchestra!)Stan Kenton1953Single
Portraits On StandardsStan Kenton1953Album
Sketches On StandardsStan Kenton1953Album
Sketches On Standards (Part 2)Stan Kenton1953Single
Portraits On Standards (Part 1)Stan Kenton1953Single
City Of GlassBob Graettinger / Stan Kenton1952Album
The Modern IdiomCharlie Barnet / Dizzy Gillespie / Bill Harris / Stan Kenton / Woody Herman / Miles Davis1952Compil.
City Of Glass - Dance Before The Mirror / The StructuresStan Kenton1951Single
Plays The Compositions Of Pete RugoloStan Kenton1951Single
Maynard Ferguson / The House Of StringsStan Kenton1951Single
EncoresStan Kenton1949Album
Unison Riff / Bongo RiffStan Kenton1949Single
Painted RhythmStan Kenton1949Compil.
Painted Rhythm / Southern ScandalStan Kenton1949Single
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton And Music '55Ella Fitzgerald, Stan KentonCompil.
Popular Favorites byStan KentonSingle
Here's To VeteransMargaret Whiting / Stan KentonAlbum
Concert In Miniature Encores - January 18, 1953 - Hollywood PalladiumStan KentonAlbum
Cuban Fire! Part 3Stan KentonSingle
Tunes & Topics Part TwoStan KentonAlbum
Twenty Three Degrees North - Eighty Two Degrees WestStan KentonSingle
El sonido de Stan Kenton / Francis Bay y su orquestaStan KentonAlbum
Kenton With Voices (Part 1)Stan Kenton, Ann Richards, The Modern MenSingle
The Great swing bands of the ‘40’sJimmie Lunceford, Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Harry James, Sam Donahue, Jack Teagarden, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter, Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy MundyCompil.
Duet - Part 3Stan Kenton, June ChristySingle
One Night Stand With Nat King Cole & Stan KentonNat King Cole, Stan KentonAlbum
Golden RecordStan KentonCompil.
3 Decades Of Big Band DevelopmentStan KentonCompil.
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton Volume 2Stan KentonAlbum
By Request - Volume IVStan KentonCompil.
By Request, Volume IIIStan KentonCompil.
Duet - Part 1Stan Kenton, June ChristySingle
Dark Eyes / CasanovaStan KentonSingle
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton In 1948Stan KentonAlbum
The Lighter SideStan KentonCompil.
Kenton In StereoStan KentonAlbum
Collector's ChoiceStan KentonCompil.
Contemporary Concepts Part 2Stan KentonSingle
Contemporary Concepts Part 3Stan KentonSingle
Some Women I've KnownStan KentonCompil.
The Christy YearsStan KentonAlbum
Masters Of Jazz 5Stan KentonCompil.
By Request - Volume VStan KentonCompil.
The Film Tracks of Woody, Stan, Charlie, Lena, Judy...Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Charlie BarnetCompil.
One Night Stand with Stan Kenton at the Cafe RougeStan KentonAlbum
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton At The CommodoreStan KentonAlbum
From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes... A Merry Christmas!Stan KentonAlbum
Happy Blues / Them There EyesBenny Goodman, Stan KentonAlbum
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton's Encores #1 & #2Stan KentonAlbum
WagnerStan KentonSingle
One Night Stand with Stan Kenton at the ClickStan KentonAlbum
Stan Kenton EncoresStan KentonSingle
Your National Guard Musical ShowStan Kenton With Martin BlockCompil.
By Request - Volume VIStan KentonCompil.
Kenton CavalcadeStan KentonAlbum
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton At Carnegie HallStan KentonAlbum
Dance To The Bands! Vol. 1Stan Kenton / Les Brown / Harry James / Billy May / Woody Herman / Ray AnthonyCompil.
Stan Kenton's Concert In Miniature No. 1 & 2Stan KentonAlbum
Tunes & Topics Part OneStan KentonAlbum
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