Stan Kenton CDs with Maynard Ferguson


STAN KENTON, THE INNOVATIONS ORCHESTRA -- Capitol CDP 7243 8 59965 2 8

This is the 1997 Capitol double-CD release which includes most of the major works from the early Innovations Orchestra. Tracks include Mirage, Conflict, Solitaire, Soliloquy, Theme for Sunday, Amazonia (2/3/50), Lonesome Road, Trajectories, Incident in Jazz, Cuban Episode, Evening in Pakistan (2/4/50), Salute, Mardi Gras, In Veradero, Jolly Rogers, Blues in Riff (2/5/50), Cello-logy, Art Pepper, Halls of Brass (5/18/50), Maynard Ferguson, Shelly Manne, (6/5/50), June Christy (8/21/50), House of Strings (8/24/50), Round Robin (9/12/50), Coop's Solo, Sambo (9/19/51), Ennui, Samana, Coop's Solo, Salute (10/14/51). Maynard plays on almost every track.
COPY #1. Just in, this is the first copy of this CD I've ever had for sale on the website. This one has a small slit through the left side of the backing paper (a cut-out item), but the case is brand new, so the only problem is just the slit in the paper. Otherwise, this one is in NMINT++ condition -- like new. Due to the slit, this one is just $7.00.
COPY #2. Just in, this one is used, but just like new. It's NMINT+. It's yours for $15.00.

STAN KENTON, THE CHRONOLOGICAL STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, 1950 (FRENCH RELEASE) -- Classics 1185

This is a 2001 disco order CD from France with all the Stan Kenton tracks recorded on 2/3, 2/4, and 2/5/50. Tracks include Mirage, Conflict, Solitaire, Soliloquy, Theme for Sunday, Amazonia, Lonesome Road, Trajectories, Incident in Jazz, Cuban Episode, Evening in Pakistan (two takes), Salute, Mardi Gras, In Veradero, Jolly Rogers, and Blues in Riff. Maynard plays on most tracks.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON, RETROSPECTIVE -- Capitol Jazz CDP 7 97350 2

This is a 1992 Capitol Records 4-CD boxed set, and it's long out of print. I generally see them selling in the $50 range. The 4 discs are crammed full on Kenton studio tracks spanning the entirety of his career, and 16 of those tracks include MF. They are: Trajectories (2/4/50), Jolly Rogers (2/5/50), Art Pepper (5/18/50), Orange Colored Sky (8/16/50), Love for Sale, Viva Prado (9/12/50), September Song (3/20/51), Dynaflow (3/28/51), Easy Street (9/20/51), City of Glass (12/5/51), Young Blood (9/10/52), 23 Degrees North - 82 Degrees West (9/11/52), Invention for Guitar and Trumpet (9/12/52), Lover Man (1/28/53), Peanut Vendor, Intermission Riff (2/12/56). The set also comes with a thick little booklet that includes precise discographical information. Many of the tracks without MF are outstanding, as well! Just a gem of a collection.
COPY #1. Just in, this is the first copy of this set I've ever had for sale on the website. The box cover shows some wear on the edges (understandable after about 20 years), but it's fairly minor, and I'd still rate the box as NMINT-. The discs, jewel cases, inserts, and booklet are all NMINT++. Overall, let's call this one NMINT. A very nice copy, it's $20.00.

STAN KENTON, JAZZ PROFILE NO. 19 -- Blue Note CDP 7243 8 33243 2 3

This is a 1997 Blue Note CD, which was still in print the last time I checked, selling for about $17.00. It contains 16 tracks, among which are five with Maynard: Evening in Pakistan, Round Robin, Street of Dreams, Fascinating Rhythm, and The Peanut Vendor. They were recorded between 2/4/50 and 2/12/56.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON, EASY GO -- Capitol Jazz 7243 5 24553 2 4

This is a 2001 Capitol Jazz / Blue Note CD, which was still in print the last time I checked, selling for about $17.00. It contains 20 tracks, Maynard is on the first 14: Easy Go, Love for Sale, Viva Prado, Something New (Sunset Tower), Theme for Alto, Riff Rhapsody, Dynaflow, What's New, Jump for Joe, Night Watch, Francesca, Soliloquy, Lazy Daisy, and Mambo Rhapsody. They were recorded between 2/4/50 and 2/25/52.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON, STAN KENTON PLAYS BOB GRAETTINGER, CITY OF GLASS -- Capitol Jazz 7243 8 32084 2 5

This is a 1995 Capitol Jazz CD, which was still in print the last time I checked, selling for about $17.00. It contains 16 tracks, many with Maynard. Of particular note is the track "A Trumpet" on which Maynard absolutely wails!!! A must for every serious MF collection. Recordings dates on this disc are 2/4, 8/24/50, 12/5, 12/7/51, 9/15/52, 2/11/53.
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STAN KENTON, ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM (DANISH RELEASE) -- Legends of Jazz 18039-2

This is a 2003 Stan Kenton compilation CD from Denmark. It has at least four tracks with Maynard: Salute (2/5/50), Round Robin (9/12/50), The Hot Canary (5/31/51), and What's New (5/31/51). This may be the cleanest versions of The Hot Canary and What's New I've ever heard. I only got 3 copies.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, THE GREAT BIG BAND COLLECTION (GERMAN RELEASE) -- Sabam Crescendo 7151

Here's a German release from 2002 with 22 all-time great Kenton tracks. Included is MF on the following tracks: Taboo, Swing House, Portrait of a Count, Invention for Guitar and Trumpet (9/8 - 9/16/52), Lover Man, Fascinating Rhythm (1/28/53), What's New, Jump for Joe (5/31/51), Night Watch, Francesca (6/28/51), Sambo (9/19/51), Street of Dreams (9/20/51), Soliloquy, Lazy Dazy (1/21/52). The liner notes also say that MF was on Mambo Rhapsody (2/25/52), but this isn't true. He wasn't with the Kenton band for a few months in 1952, including the month of March. Instead, he was in the studio that day with Kay Brown recording those four tracks that are on the Dimesions + 4 Japanese LP. (Thanks to EH for reminding me about this!) Nevertheless, as you can see, Maynard is on the vast majority of the tunes on this CD! Great stuff!!! I was only able to get two copies.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT. $16.00.

STAN KENTON, STAN KENTON & HIS INNOVATIONS ORCHESTRA -- Laserlight Digital 15 770

Here's a 1992 CD that's long out of print. It features MF with the Kenton Innovations Orchestra from the very early 1950s. Tracks include Spirals, Ennui, In Veradero, Shelly Manne, Conte Candoli, Art Pepper, Improvisation, Love for Sale, Bob Cooper, and Reflections. Classic Kenton tracks from the Innovations era.
COPY #1. This copy is open, and appears to have been played, but it's in superb, NMINT+ condition, with no notable flaws. Yours for $10.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $11.00.
COPY #3. This copy is open, and appears to have been played, but it's in superb, NMINT+ condition, with no notable flaws. Yours for $10.00.
COPY #4. This copy is open, and appears to have been played, but it's in superb, NMINT+ condition, with no notable flaws. Yours for $10.00.
COPY #5. This copy is open, but there's no evidence that it's ever been played. It's in superb, NMINT+ condition, with no notable flaws. Yours for $10.00.

ART PEPPER, CHILI PEPPER (GERMAN RELEASE) -- Past Perfect 205739-203

Here's a 2001 German CD that has Art Pepper playing with various bands. One of the tracks is "Art Pepper" which he recorded with the Stan Kenton Orchestra on 5/18/50. Maynard, or course, was in this orchestra.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $15.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $15.00.
COPY #3. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $15.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, OPUS IN PASTELS, 1945-1952 -- Jazz Roots CD 56023

Here's an Italian import CD with 18 Kenton tracks. MF plays on six: Incident in Jazz, Solitaire, Blues in Riff, Viva Prado, Dynaflow, and Improvisation, recorded between 2/5/50 and 9/16/52. To the best of my knowledge, this CD is now out of print, and it's very, very hard to find, although I did find a dealer with a few copies which I was able to purchase.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.
COPY #3. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.
COPY #4. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.
COPY #5. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, PAINTED RHYTHM (GERMAN RELEASE) -- Past Perfect 904349-980

Here's a German import CD, published in 2000, with 17 Kenton tracks. If my ear does not deceive me, MF plays on Jolly Rogers, Dynaflow, Sambo, Easy Street, Come Rain or Come Shine, Portrait of a Count, Taboo, Invention for Guitar and Trumpet, and Swing House, recorded between 2/5/50 and 9/15/52. I was able to get just a few copies of this relatively rare Eurpoean CD from a Dutch collector.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.
COPY #3. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $15.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, THE BEST OF STAN KENTON -- Capitol Jazz CDP 7243 8 31504 2 7

This one is the 1995 Capitol Records compilation CD of some of the great Kenton Capitol studio recordings. MF can be heard on the following tracks: Love for Sale (9/12/50), Laura (3/28/51), 23 Degrees North - 82 Degrees West (9/11/52), and Invention for Guitar and Trumpet (solos - 9/15/52).
COPY #1. This copy is used, but in like-new NMINT++ condition. It's $9.00.
COPY #2. This copy is used, but in like-new NMINT++ condition. It's $9.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, THE VERY BEST OF STAN KENTON -- Pair Records PCD-2-1227

This one is a 1989 compilation CD of some of the great Kenton studio recordings made between 11/19/43 and 2/11/56. MF can be heard on the following tracks: Love for Sale, September Song, Dynaflow, Jump for Joe, Young Blood, and Collaboration. Recording dates for those six tracks are 9/12/50, 3/20, 3/28, 5/31/51, 9/10/52, and 2/11/56. A very hard-to-find CD.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this CD I've ever had to post on the website. This copy is MINT. It's $9.00. SORRY. THIS COPY RESERVED FOR A COLLECTOR, 8/10/20.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, STAN KENTON'S GREATEST HITS -- Capitol CDP 7 48437 2

This is a 1988 Capitol CD, which is now out of print. (Don't confuse it with the more recent CD entitled The Best of Stan Kenton.) It contains 11 tracks, among which are two with Maynard: September Song (3/20/51, recording session #2106) and Laura (5/28/51, recording session #2176). This CD is now very hard to find!
COPY #1. This copy is used but almost like new -- NMINT++. $9.00.
COPY #2. This copy is used but almost like new -- NMINT++. $9.00.
COPY #3. This copy is used but almost like new -- NMINT++. $9.00.
COPY #4. This copy came from a gentlemen who said it was never played, and all the evidence points to this being true. NMINT++. $9.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, STAN KENTON (#2) VOL. 2 (UK RELEASE) -- Echo Jazz EJCD 19

This CD was released in England in 1990. The pressing must have been miniscule, as I almost never see a copy. It's a compilation of radio broadcasts of the Kenton Orchestra from the year 1950. Precise dates are not noted on the cover, but MF is obviously on most, if not all, of the tracks. Tracks include Love for Sale, Blues in Riff, Machito, Southern Scandal, Unison Riff, Artistry in Bolero, The Peanut Vendor, Easy Go, Viva Prado, Minor Riff, Theme From (sic) Alto, Eager Beaver, I Only Have Eyes for You, and Artistry in Tango. These tracks were digitally remastered prior to being laid down on CD. This is an ultra, ultra rare CD!!!
COPY #1. Just in, this is the first copy of this CD I've ever had for sale on this website, and only the second or third copy I've ever seen. Everything is here, just as issued, and it's in NMINT++ condition -- LIKE NEW! Due to its rarity, it's $35.00.
COPY #2. Remarkably, I've found a second copy of this rare CD. This one is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $40.00.
COPY #3. My luck has been fantastic finding these CDs. Here's another one, and it's used, but almost like new -- NMINT+. It's $30.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, BIG BANDS: STAN KENTON -- Time Life Music TCD-0012/R960-12

This is a 1992 Time Life release with various Kenton tracks from 11/19/43 through 3/20/51. The one track that is of interest to MF fans is Artistry in Tango, recorded 3/20/51. Although not ultra rare, these CDs are quite hard to find.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $11.00.
COPY #2. This copy is used, but is in like-new, NMINT+ condition. $9.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, STAN KENTON LIVE '51 (SUBTITLED: STAN KENTON'S 1951 BAND) -- Rendezvous CDs CD-1001

This is an ultra rare 1991 CD, and it's long out of print! It was produced by a tiny Southern California record label in very limited quantities. Tracks on this disc were recorded live over eight different evenings in February and March of 1951 at the Hollywood Palladium. The source materials for this CD were original discs, magnetic tape, and glass transcriptions. The gentleman who put this together did an outstanding job of capturing rare performances that are not available elsewhere. Tracks include Artistry in Rhythm, Jambo, Peanut Vendor, Machito, Love for Sale, Artistry in Percussion, Eager Beaver, I Only Have Eyes for You, Collaboration, Laura, I've Got the World on a String, Southern Scandal, Painted Rhythm, Lullabye in Rhythm, You're Mine You, Artistry in Rhythm, Intermission Riff, Round Robin, Blues in Riff, Yesterdays, Viva Prado, And Artistry in Rhythm. 74 minutes of music, in all. Just an ultra rare and exciting disc with Maynard in the band on every track.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this rare CD that I've ever had for sale on the website. It's just ULTRA rare. The case, inserts, and disc are all almost like new -- NMINT++. It's $25.00.
COPY #2. Here's a nice copy of this rare CD! Only a few were ever published, and they seldom show up for sale. The case is like new. The inserts are NMINT. Th disc itself is almost like new, NMINT++. It's $25.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, INNOVATIONS - LIVE 1951 (ITALIAN RELEASE) -- Bandstand BDCD1519

This is a 1992 Italian CD of various tracks recorded at the Hollywood Palladium in March, 1951. Long out of print, and quite hard to find! The tracks include Artistry in Rhythm, Jambo, Autumn Leaves, Southern Scandal, Yesterdays, Viva Prado, Walkin' by the River, Lullaby in Rhythm, I'll Remember April, Love for Sale, Painted Rhythm, Laura, Blues in Riff, Eager Beaver, I Only Have Eyes for You, Collaboration, Intermission Riff, Round Robin, and Artistry in Rhythm.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this relatively rare CD that I've ever had for sale on the website. This one is used, but is like new, in NMINT+ condition. Yours for $13.00.
COPY #2. This one is used but it's in like-new, NMINT+ condition. $13.00.
COPY #3. This one is used but it's in like-new, NMINT+ condition. $13.00.
COPY #4. This one is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $15.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, ONE NIGHT STAND (UK RELEASE) -- Choice CHCD 71051

This is a 2002 UK CD of various tracks recorded at the Hollywood Palladium in March, 1951. It is subtitled "Live at the Hollywood Palladium - March 1951." They're getting very hard to find! The tracks include Artistry in Rhythm, Jambo, Autumn Leaves, Southern Scandal, Yesterdays, Viva Prado, Walking by the River, Lullaby in Rhythm, I'll Remember April, Love for Sale, Painted Rhythm, Laura, Blues in Riff, Eager Beaver, I Only Have Eyes for You, Collaboration, Intermission Riff, Round Robin, and Artistry in Rhythm. A very tough one to obtain!
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this relatively rare CD that I've ever had for sale on the website. It's like new -- NMINT++. It's yours for $16.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, FASCINATING RHYTHM (GERMAN RELEASE) -- Past Perfect 205759-203

Here's a German import CD, published in 2001, with 22 Kenton tracks. If my ear does not deceive me, MF plays on Easy Go, Love For Sale, Viva Prado, Theme For Alto, Dynaflow, What's New, Jump For Joe, Night Watch, Francesca, Solilioquy, Lazy Daisy, Lover Man, and Fascinating Rhythm, recorded between 8/21/50 and 1/28/53. I was able to get just a few copies of this relatively rare Eurpoean CD from a Dutch collector.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $17.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $17.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, ON THE AIR (U.K. RELEASE) -- Status DSTS 1022

Here's a U.K. import CD which has Maynard on various tracks from live recordings. Recording dates were 3/25/51 (Hollywood Palladium) and 7/8/51 (Casino Ballroom, Avalon, CA). MF solos on Round Robin (two takes) and What's New. Fabulous stuff!!!
COPY #1. This copy is used, but is almost like new, in NMINT+ condition. $13.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, LIVE IN 1951 AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM (U.K. RELEASE -- Jazz Band EBCD 2105-2

This 1992 CD was pretty easy to obtain just a few years ago, but it's now out of print, and I haven't seen it available anywhere for quite some time. It's a radio transcription recording of Stan and the band from the Hollywood Palladium in the summer of 1951. It was recorded over a six week period in the summer of 1951. Tracks include Theme Machito, Stardust, Gone with the Wind, Eager Beaver, Easy Go, Lover, Love for Sale, Collaboration, Minor Riff, Autumn Leaves, Blues in Riff, Viva Prado, You're Mine You, Jambo, Laura, Jolly Roger, Artistry in Bolero, When Your Lover Has Gone, Artistry in Percussion, Intermission Riff, and Theme-Closing. Very, very hard to find.
NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, SUMMER OF '51 -- Garland GRZ006

This 1987 CD was pretty easy to obtain just a few years ago, but it's now long out of print, and I haven't seen it available anywhere for quite some time. It's a radio transcription recording of Stan and the band from the Hollywood Palladium in the summer of 1951. I'm not precisely certain of the dates, as it doesn't state them on the liner or disc. It just says they're unreleased. If anyone out there has done definitive research, let me know what dates you've been able to determine.
COPY #1. Just in, this is the first copy of this rare little CD that I've had in a very long time. This one is used, but is a near-perfect NMINT+. It's $9.00.
COPY #2. This one is used, and it's got just a hint of foxing on the back of the front paper -- not visible at all when the case is closed. Otherwise, the liners, disc, case, etc. are NMINT++! A super copy, it's $5.00.
COPY #3. Just in, this one is a near-perfect NMINT+, with very nice case, inserts, and disc. It's just $9.00.
COPY #4. Just in, this one is a near-perfect NMINT+, with very nice case, inserts, and disc. It's just $9.00.
COPY #5. Just in, the gentleman who sold me this copy said it was never-played, and that appears to be the case. It's a near-perfect NMINT+, with very nice case, inserts, and disc. It's just $9.00.

VARIOUS ARTISTS, LOTTA SAX APPEAL (UK RELEASE) -- Jasmine JASBOX 8-4

This is a 4-CD set from 2003 on the Jasmine UK label. The discs are jam-packed with fabulous sax playing, and MF can be heard with the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the track Coop's Solo, recorded 9/19/51. This set contains a 40-page booklet with a full discography, and it retails for $34.98.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, STREET OF DREAMS (GERMAN RELEASE) -- Past Perfect 220331-203

This 2002 CD is a German import. It's beautifully packaged in an outer slip cover, and it contains 16 classic Kenton tracks, with complete, detailed liner notes. Maynard can be heard on Street of Dreams (9/20/51), Don't Take Your Love from Me, Move Love Than Your Love, Alone Too Long, The Lady in Red (3/31/54), and Under a Blanket of Blue (5/6/54).
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $17.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $17.00.
COPY #3. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. $17.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, PORTRAITS ON STANDARDS -- Capitol Jazz 7243 5 31571 2 8

Here's a re-issue of the 10" Capitol LP by the same name from 1953, except that this one also has all the tracks from the re-issued 12" LP and a few other sources, as well. Beautifully mastered, this is an essential CD for every serious MF collection. MF plays on the tracks Street of Dreams (9/20/51), Don't Take Your Love from Me, More Love Than Your Love, Alone Too Long, The Lady in Red (3/31/54), and Under a Blanket of Blue (5/6/54).
COPY #1. Just in, this copy is used, but is in like-new, NMINT+ condition. It's $9.00.

STAN KENTON, INNOVATIONS IN MODERN MUSIC CONCERT, SEATTLE/NOVEMBER 25, 1951 -- Mark 56 Records CD860

Wow! Here's a VERY RARE live recording of the Innovations Orchestra. As the title suggests, it was recorded on the evening of 11/25/51 in Seattle. MF plays on all 16 tracks, which include Theme, Samana, Ennui, Sambo, Shelly Manne, Art Pepper, Maynard Ferguson, Lullaby in Rhythm, I'll Remember April, Gloomy Sunday, How High the Moon, Peanut Vendor, Opus in Pastels, Bob Cooper, Salute, and Theme. An absolute MUST HAVE for every serious Maynard Ferguson collector, if for no other reason than to capture the track Maynard Ferguson in this live setting.
COPY #1. Just in, this is the first copy of this CD I've ever had for sale on the website. It's in very nice, totally complete, NMINT+ condition. I just listened to it, and it sounds really nice considering the live nature of the recording and the early date. It's $35.00.
COPY #2. Just in, here's another copy of this very interesting CD. It's in complete, NMINT+ condition. It's $35.00.
COPY #3. Just in, here's another copy of this very interesting CD. It's in complete, NMINT+ condition. It's $35.00.

CHRIS CONNOR, ALL ABOUT RONNIE (ITALIAN RELEASE) -- Giants of Jazz CD 53230

Here's an Italian import CD with various tracks featuring Chris Connor. Maynard is definitely on the tracks "And the Bull Walked Around, Olay" and "Jeepers Creepers", both of which were recorded with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, JAZZ LADIES & STAN KENTON (ITALIAN RELEASE) -- Giants of Jazz CD 53240

Here's an Italian import CD of the Kenton Orchestra with various female vocalists. Maynard is definitely on the tracks "And the Bull Walked Around, Olay" (Chris Connor, vocals), "Jeepers Creepers" (Chris Connor, vocals), "Lonesome Train" (Kay Brown, vocals), and perhaps others.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's yours for $17.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, NEW CONCEPTS OF ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM -- Capitol CDP 7 92865 2

Here's the CD release of the great "New Concepts" LP from 1952. It includes the track Prologue (This is an Orchestra!), on which Maynard wails to the sky, as well as the great Invention for Guitar and Trumpet, with Sal Salvador on guitar and Maynard blowin' very tastefully. But MF is on all the tracks, so you'll get to hear him doing section work, as well as solo work. Frank Rosolino is absolutely superb on trombone on this CD, as well. It's a MUST for every MF collection.
COPY #1. This copy is used, but is in like-new, NMINT++ condition. I listened to it all week in the car this week, and it plays flawlessly. $8.00.
COPY #2. Another used but like-new copy, in NMINT++ condition. $8.00.
COPY #3. Another used but like-new copy, in NMINT++ condition. This one is slightly different from the norm. It has catalog number D-144148. $8.00.
COPY #4. This one is used, but it's in almost-new, NMINT+ condition. $7.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, CONCERT IN MINIATURE ENCOURES 1952-53, 23 DEGREES NORTH, 82 DEGREES WEST -- Natasha Imports NI-4006

Here's a compilation CD which brings together five different recording dates in 1952 and 1953, most or all of which are radio transcriptions. Maynard is featured prominently on several tracks. This one is a MUST for the serious collector!
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, STAN KENTON LIVE!, UNISSUED CONCERT IN MINIATURE ENCORES, BROADCASTS, 1952-53 -- Natasha Imports NI-4017

Here's a 1993 compilation CD which brings together several different recording dates in 1952 and 1953, most or all of which are radio transcriptions. Maynard plays on Over the Rainbow (12/11/52, Lake Club, Springfield, IL), My Lady (same date), Portrait of a Count (12/20/52, Hollywood Palladium), 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West (aka Cuban Highlight) (1/8/53, Hollywood Palladium), You Go to My Head (same date), and Gone with the Wind (1/22/53, Hollywood Palladium). Great stuff!!!
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1952-1956, INTERMISSION RIFF -- Giants of Jazz CD 53109

Here's a compilation CD with MF on almost every track. It contains Taboo, Swing House, Portrait of a Count, Invention for Guitar and Trumpet (9/52), Fascinating Rhythm, Lover Man (1/28/53), Malaguena (1/25/55), and eleven tracks from 2/56, all with MF. Plus two other tracks recorded 7/20/55 which don't include MF. Lots of great MF section and solo work is evident on this CD.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, SKETCHES ON STANDARDS -- Capitol Jazz 7243 5 34070 2 5

Here's a re-issue of the 10" Capitol LP by the same name from 1953, except that this one also has all the tracks from the re-issued 12" LP and a few other sources, as well. Beautifully mastered, this is an essential CD for every serious MF collection. MF plays on 12 of the 14 tracks: Sophisticated Lady, Begin the Beguine, Lover Man, Pennies from Heaven, Over the Rainbow, Fascinatin' Rhythm, There's a Small Hotel, Shadow Waltz, Harlem Nocturne, Stella By Starlight, Dark Eyes, Malaguena.
COPY #1. Just in, this copy is used, but is in like-new, NMINT++ condition. It's $7.00.
COPY #2. Just in, this copy is used and a record dealer cut a small slit in the spine. I've replaced the case, but there's still a tiny slit in the backing paper on the left edge of the CD case. The disc is in like-new, NMINT++ condition. The one tiny paper flaw reduces this one to just $4.00.
COPY #3. Just in, this copy is used, but is in like-new, NMINT++ condition. It's $7.00.
COPY #4. Just in, this copy is used and a record dealer cut a small slit in the spine. I've replaced the case, but there's still a tiny slit in the backing paper on the left edge of the CD case. The disc is in like-new, NMINT++ condition. The one tiny paper flaw reduces this one to just $4.00.

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, KENTON IN HI-FI -- Capitol Jazz CDP-598451

Folks, if you don't have a copy of this 1992 CD (or the original 1956 LP), you're missing the boat!!! Maynard had left the band three years earlier, but in February, 1956, Capitol decided to have Stan Kenton record all his greatest hits for the first time in STEREO -- a brand new technology at that time. They brought the Kenton band into their most high-tech studio, and laid down this great album. Kenton invited many of the heavyweights from his earlier bands back into the studio to make this the most sensational album he could. And the results have withstood the test of time. It's absolutely, profoundly sensational. You will NOT believe some of the passages Maynard plays on this disc, and you ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT believe that it was recorded in 1956. I would have guessed 1976. The engineering is sensational. To my mind, this is one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. I listen to it constantly!!! They even tossed in an alternate take on Minor Riff. If you're going to be on the next round of the Survivor TV show, buy this CD and take it with you. You'll be glad you did, because no one would vote to toss you off the island if you had it with you!
COPY #1. Just in, this copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. Yours for $9.00. SORRY! THIS COPY RESERVED FOR A COLLECTOR, 11/17/20.
COPY #2. Just in, this one is USED, but it's NMINT++! Like new! It's just $8.00.
COPY #3. Just in, this one is USED, but it's NMINT++! Like new! It's just $8.00.
COPY #4. Just in, this one is USED, but it's NMINT++! Like new! It's just $8.00.



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