Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton

Stanley Newcomb “Stan” Kenton was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later years he was widely active as an educator. #

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  • Whenever you play dance music, it serves a function. It becomes a utility; you have to worry about the tempos and what you?re going to play for people. But when you?re playing for listening, you?re free.

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