Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra

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Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra
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Studio album by
Released1965
RecordedSeptember 27, 28 & 29, 1965
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
GenreJazz
Length51:56
LabelCapitol MAS 2424
ProducerDavid Axelrod and John Palladino
Stan Kenton chronology
Kenton / Wagner
(1964)
Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra
(1965)
Stan Kenton Plays for Today
(1966)

Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra is an album by bandleader Stan Kenton recorded in 1965 by Capitol Records.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
3/5 stars[4]
Allmusic2/5 stars[5]

Critical opinion remains divided. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow observed "Much of the time the results are somewhat pompous and stiff... The music, like the project, had good intentions but is uneven".[5] On All About Jazz William Grim wrote "It's nice to think there was a time in the not too distant past when an album like this could have gotten nominated for a Grammy. Fortunately, this CD gives us an insight into what was undoubtedly one of the most important experiments in the history of modern jazz".[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fanfare" (Hugo Montenegro) - 3:09
  2. "Prelude and Fugue" (John Williams) - 9:22
  3. "Passacaglia and Fugue" (Allyn Ferguson) - 8:30
  4. "Music for an Unwritten Play" (Jim Knight) - 7:13
  5. "Adventure in Emotion: Pathos/Anger/Tranquility/Joy/Love and Hate" (Russell Garcia) - 15:02
  6. "Piece for Soft Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion" (Clare Fischer) - 8:40 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA on September 27, 1965 (track 3), September 28, 1965 (track 5) and September 29, 1965 (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vosbein, P. Stan Kenton Discography accessed July 4, 2016
  2. ^ Watts, R., Edwards, D., Eyries, P. and Callahan, M. Capitol Album Discography, Part 5: 600-2999 (1955-1968) accessed July 4, 2016
  3. ^ The Capitol Sessions of Stan Kenton: 1965 accessed July 4, 2016
  4. ^ Down Beat: April 21, 1966 Vol. 33, No. 8
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Grim, W. All About Jazz Review, November 16, 2002