Stan Kenton

Progressive Jazz

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This set captures the early years of bandleader Stan Kenton's experiments with what he termed "progressive jazz," a potent mix of dissonance, intricate arrangements, and Latin rhythms that polarized his admirers and detractors. Young, innovative musicians like Shelley Manne, Kai Winding, and Art Pepper are featured in energetic versions of standards like "The Peanut Vendor" and "I Told Ya I Love Ya Now Get Out," as well as Kenton originals like "Third Movement of the Prologue Suite" and "Artistry in Boogie."

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