Stan Kenton / Stan Kenton & His Orchestra

The Uncollected Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, Vol. 4 (1944-1945)

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This LP is the fourth in Hindsight's series of Stan Kenton material originally recorded for the C.P. MacGregor radio transcription service and leased to radio stations for air play only. These performances (which were never available commercially before) feature two different editions of the Stan Kenton Orchestra along with vocal features for Anita O'Day and her successor June Christy. The music is quite distinctive, standing apart from the swing and bop idioms and highlighted by the arrangements of Pete Rugolo and Gene Roland. Stan Kenton fans will want all six LPs in this enjoyable series.