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The Stan Kenton Mellophoniums, led by composer/arranger Gene Roland.

The Stan Kenton Mellophoniums, led by composer/arranger Gene Roland.

Stan Kenton plays the music of Bob Graettinger...fun stuff.

Stan Kenton plays the music of Bob Graettinger...fun stuff.

Stan Kenton - Inducted in 1954 Readers Poll

Stan Kenton - Inducted in 1954 Readers Poll

In the early sixties, a certain Southern California composer (and famous big band leader) was working on his own personal spin to Wagner's music. That would be Stan Kenton (1911-1973), who recorded an album entitled Kenton Wagner (sometimes called "Kenton Plays Wagner"). The subtitle is "From the Creative World of Stan Kenton Come Innovations on Great Wagnerian Themes". There are eight Kenton arrangements of famous Wagnerian moments.

In the early sixties, a certain Southern California composer (and famous big band leader) was working on his own personal spin to Wagner's music. That would be Stan Kenton (1911-1973), who recorded an album entitled Kenton Wagner (sometimes called "Kenton Plays Wagner"). The subtitle is "From the Creative World of Stan Kenton Come Innovations on Great Wagnerian Themes". There are eight Kenton arrangements of famous Wagnerian moments.

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Hamleto Stamato | Night in Tunísia (Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paparelli) | I...

Hamleto Stamato | Night in Tunísia (Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paparelli) | I...

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