Stan Kenton 10-inch LPs with Maynard Ferguson
VARIOUS ARTISTS, CLASSICS IN JAZZ, THE MODERN IDIOM Capitol H325
On 9/12/50 and 9/13/50, respectively, MF laid down the tracks Round Robin and Short Wave with the Kenton Orchestra. He absolutely WAILS on both tracks. In 1952, Capitol released this wonderful 10 LP featuring these two Kenton tracks. Also included are 6 other tunes by Charlie Barnet, Miles Davis, Buddy DeFranco, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, and Bill Harris. Overall, this is one of the greatest jazz LPs of the 1950s. It lists for $50.00 in NMINT condition.
COPY #1. The front cover is very nice except for a tiny H325 written in ink at the top; the seams are excellent except for a 2 split at bottom center; the back has some problems, with some writing and minor damage from a price sticker. Condition of the cover on this one is VG+ overall. The vinyl is nicer. Its EX or better. In fact, its definitely EX+. The two tracks by MF are in super condition. Overall, this LP is EX- to EX. In this reasonably nice condition, just $10.00.
COPY #2. The cover on this one is really nice. The front of the cover is outstanding -- super clean. There is a 2" crack in the seam at top center, a bit of surace wear on the rear of the cover, and the original owner's name and address neatly stamped on the rear. The cover is EX. The vinyl is VG+, with some surface marks that cause a bit of background noise when played. Overall, this copy is EX-. $9.00.
COPY #3. The cover on this copy has the original owner's name on back, and an excellent 3" seam repair (by me) at top right. There's some of the typical surface wear both front and back. I'd rate the cover as EX-. The vinyl has quite a bit of light surface scratching, which causes some playback noise, but no skips or pops. I'd rate it as VG+. Overall, let's call this copy VG++. $8.00.
COPY #4. The cover on this one shows just a bit of surface wear on the front, and there's a navy bean-sized spot where the cover paper is missing, right along the opening slit. The top seam and spine have both been carefully repaired (by me) due to splitting. There's a 3" seam crack at bottom center, which I can repair, as well, if you like. The backing paper shows a bit of wear and slight toning. This cover looks nice from the front, but due to the numerous small problems, let's call it just average -- VG. The vinyl has some of the typical light surface scratches, but it's actually quite nice. I'd rate it as EX. Overall, this copy is in the VG+ to EX- range. It's yours for $7.50.
COPY #5. The cover on this one is quite nice. There's a 2.5" seam split at upper right, and a 2" seam crack is just forming at bottom center. But the graphics are clean and nice, with only a little toning showing, mainly on the back cover. I'd rate this cover as EX. The vinyl is quite decent, as well, rating an EX. This is a nice, solid EX copy. It's yours for $11.00.
VARIOUS ARTISTS, CLASSICS IN JAZZ, TRUMPET STYLISTS -- Capitol H326
On 9/13/50, MF laid down the track Take the "A" Train with the Kenton Orchestra. He absolutely WAILS on this track. In 1952, Capitol released this wonderful 10 LP featuring this track. Also included are 7 other tunes by Billy Butterfield, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Red Nichols, Bobby Sherwood, and Cootie Williams. Overall, this is one of the greatest jazz LPs of the 1950s. It lists for $50.00 in NMINT condition.
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STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, STAN KENTON PRESENTS -- Capitol L248
This classic 1950 Kenton LP includes the famous track entitled "Maynard Ferguson," featuring, of course, Maynard Ferguson. MF absolutely SCREAMS on this track!! And here it is in the original 10" LP format. A classic!!!
COPY #1. Just in, here's a quite nice copy of this hard-to-find 10" LP. The front paper has a little disturbance where a price sticker was removed, but it's minimal -- just a couple of "rice grain size" spots where the cover paper is disturbed. Otherwise, the front paper is clean and nice. There's a 3" crack in the center of the spine. And on the back, there's a spot where it looks like maybe some coffee was spilled, as well as a little light surface wear. Even with these several minor flaws, overall, this cover is still quite nice. It was in my personal collection for several years until I just recently found a slightly nicer copy. It was the best I had seen up until that point. I'd rate it as EX. The vinyl is likewise very nice. The labels are just ultra pristine, and the disc surface, other than a few very, very light surface scratches, looks fantastic. I'd rate this one as EX++ to NMINT-. Overall, this copy is in the EX+ range -- a nice, solid copy, and one of the best available. Yours for $14.00.
COPY #2. Just in, the cover on this one shows some surface wear, but the seams and spine are intact, and there's no significant damage. It's easily an EX+ cover. The vinyl is clean and nice, but does have some of the typical ultra-fine surface scratching that's prevalent on these discs. It's EX. Overall, this copy is EX to EX+. A nice, solid copy. Yours for $13.00.
STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, STAN KENTON CONDUCTS ROBERT GRAETTINGER'S CITY OF GLASS -- Capitol H353
This classic Kenton LP, featuring the interesting composition of Robert Graettinger, was recorded by the Kenton Orchestra on 12/5/51 at Capitol's Hollywood Studios. Maynard is featured throughout. It was released in 1952, and lists in the jazz guide for $50.00 in NMINT condition.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this LP I've ever sold on the website. The cover on this one has a bit of surface wear visible on the front, and a bit of toning on the back cover. But incredibly, the seams and spine are intact, and overall, this is a great cover. It easily rates an EX+. The vinyl is also in great shape, and likewise, is easily EX+. Overall, a very nice, EX+ copy. Hard to find in this nice condition. This one is yours for $16.00.
STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, NEW CONCEPTS OF ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM -- Capitol H383
This classic Kenton LP, with Kenton smoking a cigarette on the front cover, is destined to be a major classic someday. Already highly sought-after, it has MF on all the tracks. Maynard is particularly impressive soloing on Invention for Guitar and Trumpet. It lists for $50.00 in NMINT condition.
COPY #1. The cover on this one is very nice, with the only problem being a 1" seam split at bottom center. Still, it's in excellent shape -- at least EX+. The vinyl isn't perfect, but it's better than average -- EX-. Let's call this one EX overall. $10.00.
COPY #2. The front cover on this one is quite nice, with just some surface wear. The back has some definite record ring wear, and someone wrote the letter "W" at upper right. The seams and spine are intact. I'd rate this cover as EX. The vinyl has super clean and nice labels -- like new. And the vinyl itself has a few light scuffs and surface scratches. It's EX. Overall, this is a very decent EX copy. $10.00.
COPY #3. The front cover on this one is quite nice, with just a little surface wear visible. The back has a quarter-size spot where the surface paper is missing (from price sticker removal), and some general ring and surface wear. The seams and spine are intact, and there's no writing on the cover. So, overall, this is a nice, solid cover, rating an EX. The vinyl is pretty nice, as well, rating an EX. Overall, this is a solid, EX copy. Yours for $10.00.
STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, SKETCHES ON STANDARDS -- Capitol H426
Stan Kenton entered the Capitol Recording Studios on 1/28 and 1/30/53 to knock out a great album of standard hits. Released in 1953, MF was included in these sessions. The result was one of the most listenable of the Kenton recordings. Tunes include Sophisticated Lady, Begin the Beguine, Pennies from Heaven, Over the Rainbow, etc. Very hard to find in this 10 format.
COPY #1. The cover on this one has been damaged by the removal of a price sticker, and the spine is split a bit at upper right and bottom center. Too bad. This copy is only VG-. Just $6.00.
COPY #2. The cover on this one is EX, with a 2 seam split at bottom center and some spine chipping at top right. Otherwise, the cover is really nice. The vinyl on this copy is pretty average VG. Lets call this album VG+ overall. $9.00.
COPY #3. The cover on this one is EX++ -- one of the nicest I've seen, except for a 2" seam split at top right. This reduces the cover to just EX. The vinyl is pretty-much average, VG to VG+. Overall, this one is VG+. $9.00.
STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, THIS MODERN WORLD -- Capitol H460
Stan Kenton entered the Capitol Recording Studios between 1951 and 1953 to put together this impressive progressive jazz album. Track with Maynard include A Horn (12/5/51), A Trumpet (2/11/53), and An Orchestra (2/11/53). Maynard really shines on these tracks! This 10" LP is the original 1953 release, and it lists for $50.00 in NMINT condition.
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