Stan Kenton's Milestones

Stan Kenton's Milestones is an album by pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton compiling performances recorded between 1943 and 1947 and originally collected on the Capitol label as a 10-inch LP in 1950 then reissued as a 12-inch LP with additional tracks in 1955.[1][2]

Stan Kenton's Milestones
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Compilation album by
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra
Released1950
Recorded19 November 1943 - December 22, 1947
Hollywood, CA and New York City
GenreJazz
LabelCapitol H/T 190
ProducerDave Dexter and Lee Gillette
Stan Kenton chronology
Stan Kenton's Milestones
(1950)
Artistry in Rhythm
(1947)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow said "This music is essential in one form or another" and noted "These performances are still exciting a half-century later".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Stan Kenton except where noted.

  1. "Artistry in Rhythm" - 3:20
  2. "Eager Beaver" - 3:11
  3. "Collaboration" (Pete Rugolo, Stan Kenton) - 2:41
  4. "The Peanut Vendor" (Moisés Simons) - 2:45
  5. "Interlude" (Rugolo) - 3:09 Additional track on 12 inch LP
  6. "Bongo Riff" (Rugolo) - 2:08 Additional track on 12 inch LP
  7. "Intermission Riff" (Ray Wetzel) - 3:18
  8. "Concerto to End All Concertos" - 6:19
  9. "Artistry Jumps" - 2:40
  10. "Theme to the West" (Rugolo, Kenton) - 3:12 Additional track on 12 inch LP
  11. "How Am I to Know" (Jack King, Dorothy Parker) - 2:47 Additional track on 12 inch LP
  • Recorded at C.P. MacGregor Studios in Hollywood, CA on November 19, 1943 (tracks 1 & 2), at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, CA on October 30, 1945 (track 9), January 14, 1946 (track 7), July 26, 1946 (track 8), February 28, 1947 (tracks 3 & 11) and September 25, 1947 (track 10) and at RKO-Pathé Studios, NYC on December 6, 1947 (track 4), December 22, 1947 (track 5 & 6)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vosbein, P. Stan Kenton Discography accessed April 15, 2016
  2. ^ Watts, R., Edwards, D., Eyries, P. and Callahan, M. Capitol Album Discography, Part 2: 10" Albums: 150 to 299 accessed April 15, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Milestones – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2016.