Have you ever read one of Leonard Feather's Blindfold Tests and wondered what they sounded like? Listen in as Kenton tells what likes and dislikes about the discs played.
9 May 2018 A new blog post on preserving the legacy of Stan Kenton.
4 April 2018 Have you ever read one of Leonard Feather's Blindfold Tests and wondered what they sounded like? Listen in as Kenton tells what he likes and dislikes about the discs played.
29 March 2018 Listen to this newly uploaded interview with Kenton, hosted by Gerald Wilson. 29 March 2018 A new recording was uploaded of the Stan Kenton band at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival. With Kenton in the hospital, Buddy Rich sits in for a couple of numbers. 19 March 2018 I discovered a rare recording from 1973 when Gene Roland dropped in and sang with Kenton. It's on Roland's arranger page.
6 March 2018 I am on a roll. Listen to a recording from 1968 in Warren, Ohio.
6 March 2018 A historic concert took place in 1972 when the Kenton band joined forces with the Boston Pops.
5 March 2018 Kenton fan Kevin Seeley has provided us with yet another rare live recording of the Kenton band, this one from a 1977 concert in Coral Gables.
6 February 2018 I found two tracks recorded from the audience during the Kenton / Four Freshmen concert in 1972, offering alternatives to the versions found on the LP. 2 February 2018 Added two more videos to the Rendezvous 2000.
1 February 2018 A new section with a list of instrumentalists who played in the Kenton band.
29 January 2018 Bob Morgan’s magnificent dissertation on the music of Bob Graettinger is now a web page. 21 January 2018 Following up on the recently posted Rendezvous 2000 section, I’ve added a new section with videos from Rendezvous 1999.
18 January 2018 A new section has been added with a slew of videos from the Rendezvous 2000 event held in Surrey, England.
14 January 2018 I just posted an interview I did with Pete Rugolo almost two decades ago,
13 January 2018 Added an interesting essay by Barry Ulanov, condemning Kenton’s Progressive Jazz Orchestra — What's Wrong With Kenton?
30 December 2017 Added a new page with five unreleased Outtakes from the Live at Redlands sessions.
26 December 2017 Minor updates and corrections to The Singers, once again with the help of author/scholar Steven D. Harris.