Stan Kenton

1961

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Recorded strictly for radio airplay and not sold commercially until the release of this LP, the performances from Stan Kenton's Mellophonium Orchestra are decent but not overly memorable. The half-hour of music heard on this brief album includes Lennie Niehaus's reworking of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," a remake of Bill Holman's famous arrangement of "Malaguena," several originals and a new version of "Artistry in Rhythm." The main soloists are altoist Gabe Baltazar and trumpeter Marvin Stamm.