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Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 August 25, 1979) led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later years he was widely active as an educator.

Origins

Stan Kenton was born in Wichita, Kansas, and raised first in Colorado and then in California. He learned piano as a child, and while still a teenager toured with various bands. In June 1941 he formed his own band, which developed into one of the best-known West Coast ensembles… read more

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  • Avatar for lnqdty
    white power
  • Avatar for DeathByPOGs
    The Four Freshmen are doing a tribute o Stan at the Detroit Jazz Festival! http://www.last.fm/music/The+Four+Freshmen/+events
  • Avatar for kaly_
    100th Anniversary of Birth !!!
  • Avatar for FFer2again
    Relaxing music for more than one evening
  • Avatar for Agravenlife
    He shat on Wagner.
  • Avatar for Mokami
    this is music
  • Avatar for Raketenish
    (Words to live by)
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    "There is a danger of an entire generation growing up with the idea that jazz and the atom bomb are essentially the same natural phenomenon." Barry Ulanov on Stan Kenton (1948)
  • Avatar for vladimir34
    Few were the best!
  • Avatar for fredoakes
    Kenton was at Newcastle City Hall twice , paid the first time ,couldn't afford it the second time , I just stood outside and listened . magic moments.

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