Stan Kenton

23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West

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This CD features Stan Kenton's Orchestra on five separate radio broadcasts from 1952-53. Unfortunately the first seven songs (all taken from April 2, 1953) have a distracting hum but otherwise the music is consistently enjoyable. Kenton's band of 1953 was one of his most swinging, featuring a strong rhythm section propelled by drummer Stan Levey and such soloists as tenorman Richie Kamuca, trumpeter Conte Candoli, trombonist Frank Rosolino and altoist Lee Konitz in addition to singer Chris Connor. Konitz in particular is well-featured on this CD which puts the emphasis on standards and hard-swinging.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:42
2 3:11
3 4:17
4 3:44
5 1:13
6 2:57
7 3:22
8 2:13
9 3:11
10 4:22
11 4:24
12 4:23
13 3:12
14 4:09
15 2:54
16 3:04
17 2:48
18 3:18
19 2:39
20 3:49
21 4:04
22 2:40
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