Stan Kenton – Hits
There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton.
Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz’s top cult figure.
He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie.
Kenton always had a different vision.
This collection contains 11 of his greatest hits.
1. How Long Has This Been Going On?
2. Thanks For You
3. Angel Eyes
4. Every Time We Say Goodbye
5. You’re Mine, You! 6. Come to the Party
7. Just the Way I Am
8. Prelude to a Kiss
9. Baby. Baby All the Time
10. Lonely Women
11. We Kiss in a Shadow