Stan Kenton

Adventures in Time: A Concerto for Orchestra

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This album is comprised of eight compositions by arranger Johnny Richards that feature Stan Kenton's Mellophonium Orchestra in a variety of time signatures, quite often 5/4 and 7/4. The soloists (altoist Gabe Baltazar, trumpeter Marvin Stamm, Don Menza on tenor and Ray Starling on mellophonium) do their best even if none of the songs are all that memorable by themselves. This worthwhile if not particuarly essential release is a bit of a historical curiosity.

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