The Capitol Sessions of Stan Kenton

 

1952

 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Stan Kenton (arr)

   
 

Maynard Ferguson, Clyde Raesinger, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Jerry Munson (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Harry Betts, Dick Kenney, Gerald Finch (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) John Graas (Fr-h) Dick Meldonian, Herbie Steward (as) Bob Cooper, Bart Caldarell (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Shelly Manne (dm)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, January 21, 1952

   
a 9612

Soliloquy

Creative World ST 1036
b 9613-6

Lazey Daizy (Lazy Dazey)

Creative World ST 1064
c 9618-12

Tenderly (band vcl)

Capitol unissued
       
  CD

a,b – Capitol 7243 5 24553 2 4.

 

all titles – Classics (F) 1428.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Stan Kenton, Johnny Richards, Pete Rugolo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Jack Millman (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch, Bill Russo (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliot (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm) Mike Pacheco °° (tymp) Jerri Winters ° (vcl)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, February 25, 1952

   
a 9788

Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me ° (pr arr)

Capitol unissued
b 9789-6

Yes ° (jr arr)

Capitol 2020
c 9790-5

Mambo Rhapsody °° (sk arr)

Capitol 2020
       
  Note

The date shown in the Capitol files is February 25. It is February 26 in the AFM contracts.

       
  Issues b,c – Capitol F2020.
       
  CD

c – Capitol 7243 5 24553 2 4.

 

all titles – Classics (F) 1428.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Johnny Richards, Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch, Bill Russo (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliot (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida °, Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm) Mike Pacheco (perc) Jerri Winters (vcl)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, March 12, 1952

   
a 9833-15

All Because Of You (band vcl) (jr arr)

Creative World ST 1029
b 9834

Adios ° (br arr)

Capitol (Eu) T-20244
c 9835-10

Cinderella (jr arr)

Capitol unissued
       
  Issues

b – Mosaic MR6-136 (LP Box set).

       
  CD

b – Mosaic MD4-136 (CD Box set).

 

all titles – Classics (F) 1428.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Johnny Richards, Gene Roland, Pete Rugolo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, John Hlliburton, Gerald Finch, Bill Russo (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliot (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm) Jerri Winters ° (vcl)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, March 18, 1952

   
a 9884-16

She’s A Comely Wench ° (jr arr)

Capitol 2064
b 9885-16

Riff Raff (gr arr)

Capitol M-11027
c 9886-16

Stardust (pr arr)

Capitol 2214
       
  Issues

a – Capitol F2064.

c – Capitol F2214, EAP-1-421, H-9109, T 421.

       
  CD

b,c - Capitol 7243 5 24553 2 4.

 

all titles – Classics (F) 1428.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bob Graettinger, Johnny Richards (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, John Halliburton, Gerald Finch, Bill Russo (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) John Graas, Lloyd Otto (Fr-h) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliot (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida °, Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm) Mike Pacheco ° (perc) Jerri Winters ° (vcl)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, March 19, 1952

   
a 9887-12

Modern Opus (bg arr)

Capitol EOX-569
b 9888-17

Bags And Baggage (omit jg,lo) (jr arr)

Capitol 2040
c 9889-5

Softly ° (omit jg,lo) (jr arr)

Creative World ST 1029
       
  Issues

a – Capitol WDX-569, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-67001-04 (LP Box set).

b – Capitol F2040.

       
  CD

a – Capitol 7243 8 32084 2 5.

b – Capitol 7243 5 24553 2 4.

 

all titles – Classics (F) 1428.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 

   
 

Johnny Richards, Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch, Bill Russo (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliot (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida ° (g,cabasa) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, March 20, 1952, first session

   
a 9891-28

Delicado ° (jr arr)

Capitol 2040
b 9892-12

Bill’s Blues (br arr)

Capitol EOX-569
       
  Issues

a – Capitol F2040, EAP-1-421, H-9106, T 421.

b – Capitol WDX-569, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-67001-04 (LP Box set), Mosaic MR6-136 (LP Box set).

       
  CD

b – Capitol 7243 5 24553 2 4, Mosaic MD4-136 (CD Box set).

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Johnny Richards, Gene Roland (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch, Bill Russo (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliot (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm) Jerri Winters ° (vcl)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, March 20, 1952, second session

   
a 9893-7

Cool Eyes (gr arr)

Capitol 2064
b 9894-8

Beehive (gr arr)

Capitol 2214
c 9833

All Because Of You ° (jr arr)

Creative World ST-1029
       
  Issues

a – Capitol F2064.

b – Capitol F2214, H-9109, T 9109, T 421.

       
  CD

a,b – Capitol 7243 5 24553 2 4.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bob Graettinger, Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

John Graas, Lloyd Otto, Fred Fox (Fr-h) Dick Meldonian (as,cl) Bud Shank (as,fl) Lennie Niehaus (as,oboe) Bob Cooper (ts,Eng-h) Bart Caldarell (ts,bsn) Bob Gioga (bs,b-cl) Gregory Bemko (cello) Stan Kenton ° (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm,tymp) Jerri Winters ° (vcl)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, March 20, 1952, third session

   
a 9897-13

All About Ronnie ° (br arr)

Capitol unissued (rejected ?)
b 9898-10

A Cello (bg arr)

Capitol F28070 (KCF-460)
       
  Issues

b – Capitol EBF-460, H-460, L-460, W 736.

       
  CD

b – Capitol 7243 8 32084 2 5.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

? (arr)

   
 

Prob. personnel : Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch, Bill Russo (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliot (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dm)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, March 22, 1952

   
a 9906

I’ve GotThe World On A String

Capitol rejected

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Johnny Richards (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 8, 1952, first session

   
a 10561

Prologue, Part One (This Is An Orchestra)

Capitol 7-15966 (DBN-386)
b 10830

Prologue, Part Two (This Is An Orchestra)

Capitol 7-15967 (DBN-386)
       
  Note

Stan Kenton (narrator) added before each title (recorded on September 9, 1952).

       
  Issues

all titles – Capitol EASF-386, T 383, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-70159.

       
  CD

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 92865 2, EMI Music (Jap) TOCJ-50159.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Johnny Richards (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 8, 1952, second session

   
a 10562

Prologue, Part Three (This Is An Orchestra)

Capitol 7-15967 (DBN-386)
b 10831

Prologue, Part Four (This Is An Orchestra)

Capitol 7-15966 (DBN-386)
       
  Note

Stan Kenton (narrator) added before each title (recorded on September 9, 1952).

       
  Issues

all titles – Capitol EASF-386, T 383, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-70159.

       
  CD

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 92865 2, EMI Music (Jap) TOCJ-50159.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 10, 1952, first session

   
a 10575-17

Portrait Of A Count

Capitol EAP-1-383
       
  Issues

Capitol EBF-383, H-383, L-383, T 383, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-70159, Mosaic MR6-136 (LP Box set).

       
  CD

Capitol CDP 7 92865 2, Mosaic MD4-136 (CD Box set), EMI Music (Jap) TOCJ-50159.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Gerry Mulligan, Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 10, 1952, second session

   
a 10576-16

Young Blood (gm arr)

Capitol EAP-1-383
b 10577-10

Frank Speaking (br arr)

Capitol EAP-1-383
       
  Issues

a – Mosaic MR6-136 (LP Box set).

 

all titles – Capitol EBF-383, H-383, L-383, T 383, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-70159. 

       
  CD

b – Mosaic MD4-136 (CD Box set).

 

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 92865 2, EMI Music (Jap) TOCJ-50159.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Johnny Richards, Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm) Ken Walton (bgo)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 11, 1952, first session

   
a 10578-19

23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West (br arr)

Capitol 3134
b 10579-16

Taboo (jr arr)

Capitol 2250
       
  Note

The Lee Konitz solo is edited on Capitol T 383.

       
  Issues

a – Capitol F3134, EAP-1-383, EBF-383, H-383, L-383, T 383 (see note), Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-70159. Mosaic MR6-136

     (LP Box set).

b – Capitol F2250, T 421.

       
  CD

a – Mosaic MD4-136 (CD Box set), EMI Music (Jap) TOCJ-50159.

 

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 92865 2.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bill Holman, Gene Roland (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm) Kay Brown ° (vcl)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 11, 1952, second session

   
a 10580-33

Lonesome Train ° (gr arr)

Capitol 2250
b 10581

Invention For Guitar And Trumpet (bh arr)

(see note)
       
  Note

The definitive master of “Invention For Guitar And Trumpet” includes a part recorded on September 11 and the final part recorded on September 15, 1952 (see next session).

       
  Issues

a – Capitol F2250.

       
  CD

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 92865 2.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bob Graettinger, Gerry Mulligan, Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 15, 1952, first session

   
a 10581-60

Invention For Guitar And Trumpet (bh arr)

Capitol EAP-2-383
b 10582-45

My Lady (br arr)

Capitol EAP-2-383
       
  Issues

all titles – Capitol EBF-383, H-383, L-383, T 383, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-70159. Mosaic MR6-136 (LP Box set).

       
  CD

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 92865 2, Mosaic MD4-136 (CD Box set), EMI Music (Jap) TOCJ-50159.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bob Graettinger, Gerry Mulligan, Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 15, 1952, second session

   
a 10583-21

Swing House (gm arr)

Capitol EOX-569
b 10584

Improvisation (br arr)

(see note)
c 10585-5

You Go To My Head (bg arr)

Capitol EOX-569
       
  Note

The definitive master of “Improvisation” includes a part recorded on September 15 and the final part recorded on September 16, 1952 (see next session).

       
  Issues

a,c – Capitol WDX-569, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-67001-04 (LP Box set).

       
  CD

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 92865 2.

 

 


 

 

 

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bill Russo (arr)

   
 

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Lee Konitz, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dm)

   
 

Chicago, Universal Recording Studios, September 16, 1952

   
a 10584-20

Improvisation

Capitol EAP-2-383
       
  Note See note for previous session.
       
  Issues

Capitol EBF-383, H-383, L-383, T383, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) ECJ-70159, Mosaic MR6-136 (LP Box set).

       
  CD

Capitol Capitol CDP 7 92865 2, Mosaic MD4-136 (CD Box set), EMI Music (Jap) TOCJ-50159.