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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton

The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton
Producer: Lee Gillette
Cover Photo / Ken Whitmore: Susan Oliver, a Warner Bros. Actress
Capitol Records T1068
1958

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover art and jacket notes excerpt.

From the back cover: All selections are well-known standards, with one exception, When Stars Looked Down by Dale Barnhart. This is Dale's first recorded work and Kenton feels it has the properties required to take its rightful place among the beautiful melodies heard in "The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton."

From Billboard - October 20, 1958: The Kenton crew turns to a program of ballads in their newest offering. It's a smooth, danceable set that should move well in both pop and jazz marts. Orchestrations are excellent. Kenton's piano is set against lush brass and reed choirs on such fare as "I'll Be Tired Of You," "The End Of A Love Affair" and "The Night We Called It A Day." Also fine jockey programming set.

Then I'll Be Tired Of You
More Than You Can Know
When Stars Looked Down
The End Of A Love Affair
A Sunday Kind Of Love
Moon Song
Early Autumn, How Am I To Know?
The Things We Did Last Summer
We'll Be Together Again
How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
The Night We Called It A Day

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