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Sunday, July 14, 2013

The World We Know - Stan Kenton

Gloomy Sunday
The World We Know
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
Capitol Records ST 2810

This is a great Kenton album. The LP kicks off with an inventive and subdued cover of Sunny, but the mood quickly grows a bit more "somber". The vibe becomes more moody, slow and smoky. The "spy/secret agent" flavored track titled Interchange interjects energy at the end of side one, but side two jumps right back into bluesy covers of Invitation, Girl Talk and This Hotel. Kenton's Changing Times presents a more upbeat tune that features cool tempo changes. The LP closes out with yet one more moody track and one of my favorite songs, Gloomy Sunday.

Good stuff!

A Man And A Women
Theme For Jo
The World We Knew
This Hotel
Changing Times
Gloomy Sunday

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