Performer: Stan Kenton Title: Fire, Fury & Fun Style: Big Band,Progressive Jazz,Traditional Pop Duration: 36:08 Location: Universal Studios, Chicago, IL Relesed: 1974 Recording date: September 26, 1974 & September 27, 1974 Rating: 4.9 Votes: 244 Other formats: MOD VQF MIDI AHX AUD MP3
For this late-period (1979) Stan Kenton recording, the bandleader decided to present five of his top soloists from the era: baritonist Roy Reynolds, Tony Campise (mainly on flute), trombonist Dick Shearer, drummer Peter Erskine and Ramon Lopez on congas. Kenton himself is featured on piano during two numbers, but none of his sidemen make very strong impressions and the orchestra on the whole sounds like an anonymous college stage band. Fire, Fury and Fun is a lesser effort although Erskine (and trumpeter Tim Hagans) would become far more notable in future years.
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Kenton '76 is one of the last two studio albums by American jazz musician Stan Kenton and his orchestra, released in 1976, by Creative World Records. Recording sessions for the album took place in Chicago on December 3-5, 1975. The album was recorded after the longest hiatus the band would have from the studio due to financial difficulties and Kenton's growing health problems.
Fire, fury and fun. Creative World Item No: 93266. Titel: Fire, fury and fun. Label: Creative World.
This recording of 1974, Fire, Fun and Fury, features six of the Kenton orchestra soloists; Roy Reynolds in baritone sax, Peter Erskine in drums, Tony Campise in alto sax, Dick Shearer in trombone, Ramon Lopez in conga drums and Stan Kenton in piano. The arrangements are superb and the 19 piece orchestra sounds at its best. The songs are energetic and exciting, but they can also be quiet and soulful. The solos are marvelous, as is all the playing. A very fun and enjoyable disc. My only complaint? That it's too short- no doubt because it was recorded in the days of vinyl records. But every minute is packed with awesome jazz. This album will make a great and interesting addition to any jazz or Kenton collection. 6 people found this helpful.
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Murray Allen - Engineer Mike Barrowman - Trumpet Roy Buchanan - Composer Tony Campise - Arranger, Composer, Flute, Primary Artist, Reeds, Reeds (Multiple) Rich Condit - Reeds, Reeds (Multiple) Robert Curnow - Producer Dale Devoe - Arranger, Composer Peter Erskine - Drums, Primary Artist Tim Hagans - Trumpet Kathleen Hanna - Arranger John Harner - Trumpet Bill Hartman - Trombone Kevin Jordan - Primary Artist, Trumpet Dave Keim - Trombone Dave Kelm - Trombone Stan Kenton - Performer, Piano, Primary Artist Stan Kenton & His Orchestra - Primary Artist Hank Levy - Composer Ramon Lopez - Adaptation, Percussion, Primary Artist David McMacken - Cover Graphics Chico O'Farrill - Arranger Roy Reynolds - Primary Artist, Reeds, Reeds (Multiple) Mike Ross - Bass Dan Salmasian - Reeds Dick Shearer - Primary Artist, Trombone Greg Smith - Reeds, Reeds (Multiple) Greg "Frosty" Smith - Reeds Mike Snustead - Trumpet Greg Sorcsek - Trombone Lloyd Spoon - Arranger, Trombone Brett Stamps - Trombone Mike Suter - Trombone Jordana VonSpiro - Art Direction Mike Wallace - Tuba Dick Wilkie - Reeds (Multiple) Dave Zeagler - Trumpet