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Friday, January 18, 2013

Artistry In Bossa Nova - Stan Kenton

Artistry In Bossa Nova
Artistry In Bossa Nova From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton
Capitol Records T1931

From Billboard, June 15, 1963: For you folks that are over 25, Stan Kenton has brought his "Artistry" trade-name up to date with this bossa set. The album kicks off with the theme, "Artistry In Rhythm," done in the new Brazilian style and a good many of the old Kenton favorites: "Opus In Pastel," "Painted Rhythm," "Jump For Joe," "Artistry In Bokro," "Eager Beaver," as well as a fistful of new ones. The big Kenton sound and bossa fit just fine.

Artistry In Bossa Nova (from the back cover): This new arrangement is patterned by Stan after Pete Rugolo's original composition, "Artistry In Bolero." The mood is still Ravel-like, but the tempo is bossa nova, as Bob Fitzpatrick's soulful trombone blends with Kenton sections.

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