The Record Collection

Stan Kenton: Cuban Fire! (1956)

Capitol T-731
CDP 7 96260

Track list:

01 – Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire)
02 – El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo)
03 – Recuerdos (Reminiscences)
04 – Quien Sabe (Who Knows)
05 – La Quera Baila (The Fair One Dances)
06 – La Suerte De Los Tontos (Fortune Of Fools)
+ bonus tracks (not on original LP)
07 – Tres Corazones (Three Hearts)
08 – Malibu Moonlight (Sonatine)
09 – El Panzon
10 – Carnival (Carnival Square)
11 – Wagon (original score entitled: On The Wagon)
12 – Early Hours (Lady Luck)

Personnel:

Piano – Stan Kenton
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Trumpet – Al Mattaliano (#1-7), Ed Leddy (#1-7), Lee Katzman (#1-7), Phil Gilbert (#1-7), Vinnie Tano (#1-7), Sam Noto (#1-7, 8-12), Bob Rolfe (#8-12), Bud Brisbois (#8-12), Dalton Smith (#8-12), John Audino (#8-12), Steve Hoffsteter (#8-12)

Alto Saxophone – Lennie Niehaus (#1-7), Gabe Baltazar (#8-12)
Tenor Saxophone – Bill Perkins (#1-7), Lucky Thompson (#1-7), Paul Renzi (#8-12), Sam Donahue (#8-12)
Baritone Saxophone – Billy Root (#1-7), Marvin Holladay (#8-12), Wayne Dunston (#8-12)
Bass Saxophone – Wayne Dunstone (#8-12)

Flugelhorn – Vinnie Tano (#1-7)
French Horn – Irving Rosenthal (#1-7), Julius Watkins (#1-7)
Mellophone – Bill Horan (#8-12), Dwight Carver (#8-12), Gene Rolland (#8-12), Joe Burnett (#8-12), Tom Wirtel (#8-12)

Trombone – Bob Fitzpatrick (#1-7), Carl Fontana (#1-7), Don Kelly (#1-7), Kent Larsen (#1-7), Dick Hyde (#8-12), Ray Sikora (#8-12)
Trombone [Bass] – Bobby Knight (#8-12), Jim Amlotte (#8-12)

Tuba – Jay McAllister (#1-7), Albert Pollan (#8-12)

Guitar – Ralph Blaze (#1-7)

Bongos – Willie Rodriguez (#1-7)
Congas – Tommy Lopez (#1-7), George Acevedo (#8-12)
Timbales – George Laguna (#1-7)
Timpani – George Gaber (#1-7), Saul Gubin (#1-7)
Maracas – Mario Alvarez (#1-7)
Claves – Roger Mozian (#1-7)

Bass – Curtis Counce (#1-7), Pete Chivily (#8-12)
Drums – Mel Lewis (#1-7), Art Anton (#8-12)

#01-07 Recorded at Capitol Studios, New York City, on May 22–24, 1956:
#08-12 recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, on September 19–21, 1960
Producer for all tracks: Lee Gillette
Re-issue (CD) producer: Ted Daryl
Liner notes: Ted Daryl (for CD re-issue)

#1-6 comprised the original Capitol T-731, Cuban Fire! LP (1956)
#7 is first issued on Capitol T-20244 (UK), Fabulous Alumni of Stan Kenton LP (1963)
#8,9 are first issued on Creative World ST-1066, Kenton By Request Vol. 5 LP (1972)
#10 is first issued on Creative World ST-1040, Kenton By Request Vol. 2 LP (1966)
#11 is first issued on Capitol, M-11027, Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 2: Stan Kenton LP (1972)
#12 is first issued on Creative World ST-1069, Kenton By Request Vol. 6 LP (1990)

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