North Texas Lives of Musicians Series
Features: 40 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index.
Stan Kenton (1911—1979) formed his first full orchestra in 1940 and soon
drew record-breaking crowds to hear and dance to his exciting sound. He
continued to tour and record unrelentingly for the next four decades.
Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra! sums up the mesmerizing bandleader
at the height of his powers, arms waving energetically, his face a study
of concentration as he cajoled, coaxed, strained, and obtained the last
ounce of energy from every musician under his control. more... about Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra!