Stan Kenton

Artistry in Rhythm 1944-1945

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A radio broadcast from 1945 and transcriptions from 1944 comprise this LP from the collector's label Sunbeam. The music is more accessible than usual from Stan Kenton with the earlier performances including three vocals from Anita O'Day (during her brief stint with the band) while the later broadcast has three spots for singer June Christy. Other highlights include a feature for trumpeter Ray Wetzel on "I'm a Shy Guy" (which he sings), Vido Musso's tenor showcase on "Painted Rhythm" and fine versions of "Southern Scandal" and "Artistry Jumps."