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Prom 71 - Stan Kenton Tribute

Jez Nelson presents a tribute to the great American band leader Stan Kenton, whose orchestra during the late 1940s and early 1950s was the biggest jazz attraction in the world.

BBC PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Jez Nelson

A Late Night centenary tribute to the great American band leader Stan Kenton whose orchestra during the late 1940s and early 1950s was the biggest jazz attraction in the world.

Drawing to its ranks the cream of America's soloists and arrangers his famous 'wall of sound' is still hugely influential on the big bands today. The BBC Big Band celebrates his legacy in a programme that includes some of his classical arrangements with special guest vocalist Claire Martin.

Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm (excerpt)
Sampson (arr. Bill Holman): Stompin' At The Savoy
Strouse: (arr. Bill Holman): Lot Of Livin' To Do
Greer (arr. Kenton): All About Ronnie
Warren (arr. Kenton): Jeepers Creepers
Johnston (arr Paich): My Old Flame
Kenton: Concerto To End All Concertos
Lecuona (arr. Bill Holman): Malaguena
Burke (arr. Kenton): Black Coffee
Strayhorn (arr. Niehaus): Daydream
Richards: Cuban Fire Suite

Claire Martin (vocalist)
BBC Big Band
Jiggs Whigham (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

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