Start with Stan Kenton’s Mellophonium Orchestra
painting gorgeous hues in its ballad interpretations,
swinging mightily on up-tempo charts and sizzling in
their readings of concert pieces.
Now add a professional-grade college
ensemble playing very demanding and elegant
material with precision and passion.
Mix in a 14-page booklet with appealing
unpublished photos, thorough essays outlining the
history of horn use by the Kenton band and Stan’s
major contributions to jazz education, along with
very creative graphic design.
And lets not forget that must-have final
ingredient..... exceptional sound reproduction!
This tasty blend results in one of the most
exhilarating, profound and visually attractive
multi-disc big band jazz packages ever released.