Stan Kenton (1911–1979) shaped his first complete orchestra in 1940 and shortly drew record-breaking crowds to listen to and dance to his intriguing sound. He persisted to journey and checklist unrelentingly for the following 4 a long time. Stan Kenton: this can be an Orchestra! sums up the captivating bandleader on the top of his powers, palms waving energetically, his face a research of focus as he cajoled, coaxed, strained, and bought the final ounce of power from each musician lower than his keep an eye on. Michael Sparke’s narrative captures that enthusiasm in phrases: a lucid account of the evolution of the Kenton Sound, and the 1st ebook to supply a severe overview of the position that Stan performed in its production. “Michael Sparke’s ebook, the 1st basic heritage of the Kenton Orchestra, is the easiest overview but of Kenton’s 40-year musical development.”—The Wall road magazine
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