The Record Collection

Stan Kenton: Stan Kenton plays Bob Graettinger – City of Glass (1947-53)

Capital Jazz 32084

Track list:

01 – Thermopylae
02 – Everything Happens To Me
03 – Incident In Jazz
04 – House of Strings
05 – A Horn

06 – City of Glass (1st Movement, Part 1): Entrance Into the City
07 – City of Glass (1st Movement, Part 2): The Structures
08 – City of Glass (2nd Movement): Dance Before the Mirror
09 – City of Glass (3rd Movement): Reflections

10 – Modern Opus
11 – A Cello
12 – You Go To My Head
13 – A Trumpet
14 – An Orchestra
15 – A Thought
16 – Some Saxophones

Personnel:

01 – Thermopylae : recorded at RKO-Pathe Studio, New York City, December 6, 1947
Alto Saxophone – George Weidler
Tenor Saxophone – Warren Weidler
Trumpet – Al Porcino, Ken Hanna, Ray Wetzel
Trombone – Eddie Bert, Harry Forbes
Bass – Eddie Safranski

02 – Everything Happens To Me : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, March 28, 1947
Baritone Saxophone – Irv Roth
Trombone – Bill Byers
Trombone [Bass] – Johnny Mandel
Piano – Hal Schaefer
Violin – Jasper Hornyak
Cello – Cesare Pascarella
Bass – Joe Mondragon
Drums – Don Lamond

03 – Incident In Jazz : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, February 4, 1950
Trumpet – Don Paladino, Shorty Rogers
Trombone [Bass] – Bart Varsalona
Tuba – Gene Englund
Cello – Jack Wulfe
Congas – Carlos Vidal

04 – House Of Strings : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, August 24, 1950
Cello – Mary Jane Gillan

05 – A Horn : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, December 5, 1951
Soloist [French Horn] – John Graas

City Of Glass

06 – First Movement – Part 1: Entrance Into The City : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, December 7, 1951

07 – First Movement – Part 2: The Structures : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, December 7, 1951

08 – Second Movement: Dance Before The Mirror : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, December 5, 1951
Soloist [Trombone] – Harry Betts

09 – Third Movement: Reflections : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, December 5, 1951
Soloist [Flute] – Bud Shank
Soloist [Oboe] – Bob Cooper

10 – Modern Opus : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, March 19, 1952
Tenor Saxophone – Lee Elliot
Trumpet – Clyde Reasinger
Trombone – Gerald Finch, John Halliburton

11 – A Cello : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, March 20, 1952
Oboe – Lennie Niehaus
Clarinet – Dick Meldonian
Bass Clarinet – Bob Gioga
French Horn – Fred Fox
Soloist [Cello] – Gregory Bemko

12 – You Go To My Head : recorded at Universal Studios Chciago, September 15, 1952
Soloist [Trombone] – Bill Russo, Bob Burgess

13 – A Trumpet : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, February 11, 1953
Soloist [Trumpet] – Maynard Ferguson

14 – An Orchestra : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, February 11, 1953
Soloist [Trumpet] – Maynard Ferguson

15 – A Thought : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, May 28, 1953
Clarinet – Bart Caldarell

16 – Some Saxophones : recorded at Capitol Studios Hollywood, May 28, 1953

Credits:

Oboe – Bob Cooper (#3, 5 to 9, 15)

English Horn – Bob Cooper (#3, 5 to 9, 11, 15)

Clarinet – Art Pepper (#3, 5 to 9)

Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper (#1 to 3, 5 to 9), Dick Meldonian (#10, 11), Herb Geller (#15, 16), Lee Konitz (#12 to 14), Lennie Niehaus (#10, 11), Vinnie Dean (#12 to 14)
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Bud Shank (#3, 5 to 9, 15, 16)

Tenor Saxophone – Bart Caldarell (#3, 5 to 9, 11, 15, 16), Bill Holman (#10, 12 to 14), Bob Cooper (#1 to 3, 5 to 9, 11, 15, 16), Richie Kamuca (#12 to 14)

Baritone Saxophone – Bob Gioga (#1 to 3, 5 to 14), John Rotella (#15, 16)

Bassoon – Bart Caldarell (#3, 5 to 9, 11, 15)

French Horn – George Price (#5 to 9), John Graas (#3, 5 to 11, 14 to 16), Lloyd Otto (#3, 5 to 11, 14)

Trumpet – Buddy Childers (#1 to 4, 10, 12 to 14), Chico Alvarez (#1, 3), Conte Candoli (#5 to 10, 12 to 14), Don Dennis (#10, 12 to 14), John Coppola (#5 to 9), John Howell (#5 to 9), Maynard Ferguson (#3, 5 to 9, 12 to 14), Pete Candoli (#13, 14), Ruben McFall (#10, 12 to 14), Stu Williamson (#5 to 9)

Trombone – Bill Russo (#3, 5 to 10, 12 to 14), Bob Burgess (#12 to 14), Bob Fitzpatrick (#3, 5 to 10), Dick Kenney (#5 to 9), Frank Rosolino (#12 to 14), Harry Betts (#1, 3, 5 to 9), Keith Moon (#12 to 14), Milt Bernhart (#1, 3)
Trombone [Bass] – Bart Varsalona (#1, 3), George Roberts (#5 to 10, 12 to 14)

Tuba – Stan Fletcher (#5 to 9)

Piano – Stan Kenton (#1 to 3, 5 to 10, 12 to 14)

Guitar – Laurindo Almeida (#1, 3), Ralph Blaze (#5 to 10), Sal Salvador (#12 to 14)

Violin – Alex Law (#3 to 9), Anthony Doria (#3, 4), Barton Grey (#5 to 9), Ben Zimberoff (#5 to 9), Carl Ottobrino (#3, 4), Charlie Scarle (#5 to 9), Danny Napolitano (#5 to 9), Dave Schackne (#3, 4), Dwight Muma (#5 to 9), Earl Cornwell (#3 to 9), George Kast (#3, 4), Herbert Offner (#3, 4), Jim Cathcart (#3, 4), Jim Holmes (#3, 4), Lew Elias (#3, 4), Maurice Koukel (#5 to 9), Phil Davidson, Seb Mercurio

Viola – Aaron Shapiro (#5 to 9), Dave Smiley (#5 to 9), Leonard Selic (#3, 4), Paul Israel (#5 to 9), Sam Singer (#3, 4), Stan Harris (#3, 4)

Cello – Gabe Jellen (#5 to 9), Gregory Bemko (#3 to 9, 11), Zachary Bock (#3 to 9)

Bass – Don Bagley (#3, 5 to 14)
Double Bass – Abe Luboff (#5 to 9)

Drums – Frank Capp (#10, 11), Shelly Manne (#1, 3, 5 to 9), Stan Levey (#12 to 14)

Arranged by: Bob Graettinger
Composed by: Bob Graettinger (#1, 3 to 11, 13 to 16)
Conductor: Stan Kenton

Liner Notes – Gunther Schuller, Max Harrison

Producer: Michael Cuscuna
Mastered by: Malcolm Addey

Cover Photography: Lisa Cuscuna
Stan Kenton Photography: Brad Benedict
Album Design: Patrick Roques

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