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Collector's Checklists
STAN KENTON CDs
by Music Librarian Christopher Popa

Arpeggio (E) ARJ 021, SK . . . Hollywood Night Spots . . . Palladium, 2002 •
Artistry (E) 4002, In Concert
Artistry (E) 4003, The European Tour
Artistry (E) 4005, Kenton Plays Holman Live!: With Guest Soloists . . . , 1996 • 
Artistry (E) 4006, June Christy: A Legacy Of Song, 1997 •
Artistry (E) 4009, SK and His Orchestra: "The Concepts Era"-Live!   2-CDs •  
Astral Jazz JCD-101, kenton ’53: concert in Wiesbaden, 1992 •
Astral Jazz JCD-102, kenton ’58: “Live” At Keesler Air Force Base, 1995 •
Astral Jazz JCD-103, kenton ’58: Road Band!, 1997 •
Astral Jazz JCD-104, kenton ’63: Concert in England, 1998 •
Audio File DBR904 – see under “Various Artists”
Bear Family (G) BCD 16717 KL – see under “Various Artists”
Cap Advance CD – see under “Various Artists”
Cap C2-48437, Stan Kenton’s Greatest Hits, 1989
Cap CDP 299142, Kenton’s West Side Story, 1994 •
Cap DPRO-79508 – see under “Various Artists”
Cap Jazz 20089 2, From the creative world of . . . Adventures In Blues, 1999 •
Cap Jazz 21222 2, from the creative world of . . . Adventures In Jazz, 1999 •
Cap Jazz 24553 2, Stan Kenton: Easy Go, 2001 •
Cap Jazz 25244, Kenton showcase: The Music Of Bill Russo / Bill Holman, 2000 •
Cap Jazz 31571, Stan Kenton: Portraits on Standards, 2001 •
Cap Jazz 34070 2, Sketches on Standards: Stan Kenton, 2002 •
Cap Jazz 42310 2, contemporary concepts: Stan Kenton, 2003 •
Cap Jazz 56688 2, The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton, 1997 •
Cap Jazz 60444 2, Viva Kenton!, 2005 •
Cap Jazz 77551 2, The Stage Door Swings: Stan Kenton, 2005 •
Cap Jazz 93094 2, Stan Kenton: Back to Balboa, 2004 •
Cap Jazz 96732 2, SK Conducts The Jazz Compositions Of Dee Barton, 2007 •
Cap Jazz CDP 32084 2, stan kenton plays bob graettinger: city of glass, 1995 •
Cap Jazz CDP 35245 2, Kenton Live From The Las Vegas Tropicana, 1996 •
Cap Jazz CDP 55454 2, Stan Kenton: Adventures In Time, 1997 •
Cap Jazz CDP 59965 2, stan Kenton: the innovations orchestra, 1997 2-CDs •
Cap Jazz CDP 84646 2, from the creative world of . . . A Merry Christmas!, 2003 •
Cap Jazz CDP 89285 2, Duet: June Christy & Stan Kenton, 1993 •
Cap Jazz CDP 92865 2, Kenton: New Concepts of artistry in rhythm, 1989 •
Cap Jazz CDP 94503 2, Standards In Silhouette: Stan Kenton, 1998 •
Cap Jazz CDP 96260 2, Stan Kenton: Cuban Fire!, 1991 •
Cap CDP 7 96328 2, Road Show . . . Stan Kenton And His Orchestra . . .  •
Cap Jazz CDP 97350 2, Stan Kenton Retrospective, 1992 4-CDs •
Cap Jazz CDP 98451 2, Kenton in Hi-Fi, 1992 •
Cap (E) 97055 2, the many moods of ann richards / AR - Stan Kenton: Too Much! •
Cap / EMI (E) 873849 2, The Romantic Approach / Sophisticated Approach, 2005 •
Cap (J) TOCJ-5651~55, The Creative World Of Stan Kenton, 1991 5-CDs
Cap (J) TOCJ-66623, artistry in bossa nova: from the creative world of . . . •
CEMA Spec Markets CDL-57447 – see under “Various Artists”
Classics (Fr) 848, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1940 – 1944, 1995 •
Classics (Fr) 898, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1945, 1996 •
Classics (Fr) 949, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1946, 1997 •
Classics (Fr) 1011, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1947, 1998 •
Classics (Fr) 1039, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1947 Vol 2, 1998 •
Classics (Fr) 1185, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1950, 2001 •
Classics (Fr) 1255, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1950-1951, 2002 •
Classics (Fr) 1291, The Chronogical Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1951, 2003 •
Classics (Fr) 1428, The Chronological Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1951-1952, 2006 •
Classics (Fr) 1461, The Chronological Stan Kenton And His Orch: 1952-1953, 2008 •
Collectors’ Choice Music CCM-354-2, Kenton with Voices/ A in V and Brass 2-CDs •
Collectors’ Choice Music CCM-355-2, The World We Know / Finian’s Rainbow . . . •
Collectors’ Choice Music CCM-356-2, Lush Interlude / The Kenton Touch 2-CDs •
Creative World STD 1019, Road Show: SK And His Orch . . . , 1988 •
Creative World STD 1058, SK and his orch live at Butler University, 1991 •
Creative World STD 1065, Stan Kenton And His Orchestra: Birthday in Britain, 1990 •
Creative World STD 1070, stan kenton & his orchestra: 7.5 on the richter scale, 1991 •
Creative World STD 1072, Stan Kenton Plays Chicago, 1992 •
Creative World STD 1073, Fire, Fury And Fun: SK and His Orchestra, 1992 •
Creative World STD 1076, Kenton ’76: Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, 1991 •
Creative World STD 1077, Stan Kenton: Journey into Capricorn, 1992 •
Creative World STDBX-4001, SK: 4 CD Collectors Set [ 1015, 1039, 1059, 1079 ] •
DRG DRG-CD-8510, Stan Kenton Rarities, 2009 •
Dynaflow 2003-2, Stan’s Singers, 2004 •
Dynaflow 2003-3, Stan Kenton For Collectors Vol 1, 2004 •
Dynaflow 2003-4, Stan Kenton: Radio Rarities, 2004 •
Dynaflow 2006-1, Stan Kenton and Friends, 2006 Hampton, Ellington, T Dorsey •  
Dynaflow 2006-2, Stan Kenton For Collectors Vol 2, 2006 • 
Dynaflow 2006-3, Stan Kenton: Big Sounds from the Small Screen, 2006 •
Dynaflow 2007-1, Stan Kenton in True ’52 Stereo, 2007 •
Dynaflow 2007-2, Kenton For Collectors Vol 3, 2007 •
Dynaflow 2007-3, SK and his orch: Artistry in Omega, 2007 •
Dynaflow 2008-1, Stan’s Singers Vol 2, 2008 •
Dynaflow 2008-2, Stan Kenton: Sounds in 3-Dimensions, 2008 •  
Dynaflow 2008-3, Kenton on Campus!, 2008 • 
Echo J EJCD 05, Stan Kenton, 1989 •
Echo J EJCD 19, Stan Kenton (#2) Vol 2, 1990 •
Encore (Can) ENC7003, An Evening With Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, 2002 •
Flare (E) SPEC1030 – see under “Various Artists”
Garland GRZ006, Stan Kenton: Summer Of ’51, 1987 •
GRP / Dec J GRD-2-629 – see under “Various Artists”
Hep (E) CD 68, SK and The Innovations Orch: Carnegie Hall ~ Oct ’51, 2000 •
Hindsight HCD-407, SK And His Orch Play 18 Orig Big B Recordings, 1987 •
Hindsight HCD-612, SK: The Stan Kenton Orchestra In Concert, 1997 •
Hitchcock Media 2CD-0202, Stan Kenton: The Sound Of Kenton, 1999 2-CDs •
Hitchcock Media CD-0212, stan kenton: clearwater 72, 2002 •
Jasmine (E) JASBOX 1-3, The SKO: Live at Newport 1959 – 1963 – 1971 3-CDs •
Jasmine (E) JASBOX 11-4 – see under “Various Artists”
Jasmine (E) JASCD 640, Artistry In Paris . . . 1953, 2005 2-CDs
J Band (E) EBCD 2105-2, SK Live in 1951 at the Hollywood Palladium, 1992 • 
J Band (E) EBCD 2131-2, SK’s Innovations Orchestra . . . 1950, 1997 2-CDs •
J Band (E) EBCD 2145-2, SK & His Orch . . . Live at the Newport J Festival . . . 1972 •
J Heritage 525532M, The Lost Concert . . . Vols I & II, 1997 2-CDs •
J Hour JH-3007, SK & His Orch: Click Club Philadelphia . . . 1948 Live! •
J Unlimited (Den) 204 2081, “Artistry in K” Vol 1-3 1937-1946 , 2001 3-CDs Monroe •
J Unlimited (Den) JUCD 2055, Stan Kenton: “From Coast To Coast,” 1998 •
Jerden JRCD7066 – see under “Various Artists”
Joyce Record Co JRC1009, One Night Stand With SK: That Hilarious 1948 . . . •
Magic (E) DAWE35, SK: And His Orchestra: Retutn To Biloxi, 1989 •
Magic (E) DAWE43, Live From The Red Hill Inn Pennsauken: SK . . . •
Magic (E) DAWE56, Live From The Patio Gardens . . . Utah 1957 Vol one •
Magic (E) DAWE57, Live From The Patio Gardens . . . Utah 1957 Vol two •
Magic (E) DAWE58, Live From The Patio Gardens . . . Utah 1957 Vol three •
Magic (E) DAWE87, SK And His Orchestra: The British Tour 1973, 1998 •
Magic (E) DAWD100, The Complete Integrated Sunset Ridge Concert 1976   2-CDs •
Magic (E) DAWD103, SK And His O: Live At Carthage College, 1994 2-CDs •
Magic (E) DAWE108, The Nat'l Guard Show: Let's Go To Town . . .  •
Mark 56 CD 860, SK: Innovations In Modern Music Concert Seattle/Nov 25, 1951 • 
MCA Spec Prod MCAD-21056 – see under “Various Artists”
Montpellier (E) MONTCD 108 – see under “Various Artists” 
Mosaic MD4-136, The Complete Cap Recordings Of The Holman & Russo Charts •
Mosaic MD7-163, The Complete Cap Studio Recordings Of SK 1943-47 •
Mr Music MMCD-7007, Stan Kenton In Hollywood, 1997 •
Mr Music MMCD-7016, ‘Live’ From Birdland: Stan Kenton, 2008 •
Mr Music MMCD-7022, Stan Kenton: ‘Live’ From Canada, 2009 •
Mr Music MMCD-7026, Stan Kenton ‘Live’, 2009 •
Mr Music MMCD-7032, Stan Kenton ‘live’: East Coast Encores, 2013 •
Mr Music MMCD-7042, Stan Kenton 'live': His Artistry And Rhythms, 2015 •
Mr Music MMCD-9002, Stan Kenton: ‘Live’ Birdland Encores, 2011 2-CDs •
Natasha Imports NI-4006, Concert In M Encores 1952-53: 23 D North, 82 . . . , 1992 •
Naxos J Legends 8.120517, Balboa Bash – 1941: Complete MacGregor . . . Vol 1 •
Naxos J Legends 8.120518, Etude For Saxophones – 1941-1942: . . . MacG Vol 2 •
Naxos J Legends 8.120684, Reed Rapture – 1941-1943: Complete MacG Vol 3 •
Naxos J Legends 8.120703, Eager Beaver – 1944: Complete MacGregor . . . Vol 4 •
Naxos J Legends 8.120714, Painted Rhythm – 1944-1945: Complete MacG Vol 5 •
Nostalgia Co CD-2212 – see under “Various Artists”
Nostalgia Co CD-2226, The Stan Kenton Show [ 2, 4, 6, 8 ]: . . . U.S. Navy •
Pablo PACD-5312-2, Stan Kenton Orchestra: Stompin’ At Newport, 2002 •
PMF (Holland) 90.108-2, J Archives: SK: A True Collectors Item, 1990 •
Radio Archives RA079 – see under “Various Artists”
Radio Archives RA163 – see under “Various Artists”
R Dig BBT10014 – see under “Various Artists”
R Dig S204B – see under “Various Artists”
R Dig S210B – see under “Various Artists”
Sepia (E) 1327 – see under “Various Artists”
Smithsonian RD 030 – see under “Various Artists”
Smithsonian RD 108 – see under “Various Artists”
Solar Records (Eur) 4569906, Back to Balboa / Rendezvous with Kenton •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY796, . . . 1953: Eugene Armory . . . Part One •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY799, . . . 1953: Eugene Armory . . . Part Two •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY802, . . . 1953: Eugene Armory . . . Part Three •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY803, SK And His Orch: Nineteen Sixty Two •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY814, Swinging In San Francisco 1956 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY825, . . . Humbolt State College in Arcata CA 1959 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY839, ‘Live’ At The Rosengarden, Mannheim . . . •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY855, SK Conducts The Berlin Dream Band . . . 1969 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY862, Dance Date 1958 . . . Rendezvous Recordings •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY893, Rendezvous At Sunset •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY896, Two Shades Of Autumn, 2012 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY956, Concerts In Miniature Vol 1, 2014 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY962, Concerts In Miniature Vol II, 2014 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY967, Concerts In Miniature Vol 3, 2014 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY971, Concerts In Miniature Vol Four, 2014 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY977, Concerts In Miniature Vol Five, 2014 •  
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY980, Concerts In Miniature Vol Six, 2014 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY986, Concerts In Miniature Vol Seven, 2015 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY990, Concerts In Miniature Part 8, Mar 2015 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2000, Concerts In Miniature Part 9, 2015 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2010, Concerts In Miniature Part 10, 2015 • 
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2017, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 11 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2020, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 12 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2025, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 13, 2016 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2028, Concerts in Miniature: Vol 14, 2016 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2039, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 15, 2016 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2043, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 16, 2016 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2050, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 17, 2016 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2059, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 18, 2017 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2064, Concerts In Miniature: Vol 19, 2017 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2072, Concerts In Miniature: Part 20, 2017 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2080, Concerts In Miniature: Part 21 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2084, Concerts In Miniature: Part 22 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2091, Concerts In Miniature: Part 23 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY2097, Concerts In Miniature: The Final Part 24 •
Status (E) DSTS1001, SK And His Orch: Live At Barstow 1960, 1994 •
Status (E) DSTS1003, Stan Kenton Live At The London Hilton 1973 •
Status (E) DSTS1005, Stan Kenton Live At The London Hilton 1973 Part II •
Status (E) DSTS1010, SK And His Orch: More Mellophonium Moods •
Status (E) DSTS1011, Stan Kenton At March Field Officers’ Club . . . 1959 •
Status (E) DSTS1014, SK And His Orch At Fountain Street Church Part 1 •
Status (E) DSTS1016, SK And His Orch At Fountain Street Church Part 2 •
Status (E) DSTS1017, Stan Kenton At The Pavilion Hemel Hempstead . . . 1973 •
Status (E) DSTS1018, sk and his orch: at the holiday ballroom . . . 1962 •
Status (E) DSTS1019, SK And His Orch . . . On AFRS 1944 – 1945 •
Status (E) DSTS1022, Stan Kenton On The Air, 1997 •
Status (E) DSTS1023, Live From The Pasadena Civic Auditorium . . . 1943 – 1944 •
Status (E) DSTS1025, Stan Kenton Festival: Festival of Modern American Jazz •
Status (E) DSTS1026, SK At The Rendezvous Vol 1 . . . 1958 •
Status (E) DSTS1027, Mellophonium Magic: SK And His Orch 1961 •
Status (E) DSTS1028, Stan Kenton In New Jersey, 1990 •
Status (E) DSTS1030, Stan Kenton And His orch: Mellophonium Moods 1962 •
Status (E) DSTS1032, SK At The Rendezvous Vol II . . . 1958 •
Status (E) DSTS1033, Stan Kenton At Ukiah 1959 •
Status (E) DSTS1036, Stan Kenton Live At Palo Alto •
Status (E) DSTS1041, SK And His Orch: Live Hits And Rarities, 2001 •
Status (E) DSTS1042, At Soldiers Club, Fort Ord, California, 12th May 1955 3-CDs •
Storyville (Den) 101 8340, SK With The Danish Radio Big Band, 2002 •
SWR Jazz Haus (G) JAH-457, Big Bands Live: The Stuttgart Experience: SKO •
Tantara TCD 1111, Artistry In Symphonic Jazz: Stan Kenton Orchestra •
Tantara TCD 1112, Stan Kenton: A Time For Love (The Final Chapter) •
Tantara T2CD-1114, Stan Kenton . . . : Tunes & Topics Part One 2-CDs •
Tantara T2CD-1115, Stan Kenton . . . : Tunes & Topics Part Two 2-CDs •
Tantara T4CD-1116, Stan Kenton: Revelations . . . Rarities 1940 – 1978 4-CDs •
Tantara T2CD-1117, Horns of Plenty: SKO and Collegiate Neophonic Orch Vol 1 •
Tantara T2CD-1118, Horns of Plenty: SKO and Univ of N Texas . . . Vol 2 2-CDs •
Tantara T2CD-1119, Horns of Plenty: SKO and Trinity Big Band Vol 3 2-CDs •
Tantara TCD-1122 - see under "Tributes"
Tantara TCD-1123, Kenton: Cool Hot & Swingin’ Live •
Tantara TCD-1124, Kenton: Road Band ’67 •
Tantara T2CD-1125, Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra! 2-CDs •
Tantara T2CD-1126, Double Feature Vol 1: The SKO And The DePaul . . . 2-CDs •
Tantara T2CD-1127, Double Feature Vol 2: The SKO And The Nova . . . 2-CDs •
Tantara T2CD-1128, Double Feature Vol 3: The SKO And The . . . 2-CDs •
Tantara T2CD-1129, Double Feature Vol 4: SK Tribute Band And . . . 2-CDs • 
Tantara TCD-1130, Road Shows: SK . . . Plus The Four Freshmen •
Tantara TCD-1131, Kenton Roars! At The Golden Lion, Oct 2014 •
Tantara T2CD-1132, BYU & Synthesis Present A Kenton Celebration, 2016 2-CDs •
Time-Life HPD-04 – see under “Various Artists”
Time-Life HPD-08 – see under “Various Artists”
Time-Life HPD-14 – see under “Various Artists”
Time-Life R138-03 – see under “Various Artists”
Time-Life R139-39 – see under “Various Artists”
Time-Life TCD-0012, Big Bands: Stan Kenton, 1992 •
Total Recording TRCC 3001, SK And His Orch: Live 1957-1959, 1991 •
Total Recording TRCC 3002, SK And His Orch: In A Mellow Mood, 1991 •
Total Recording TRCD 3003, Stan Kenton: Jump For Joy, 1995 • 
Total Recording TRCD4001, Ann Richards with the sk orch: I hear music, 1993 •
TVT 9451-2 - see under "Various Artists"
V-Disc, V-Disc: A Musical Contribution By America’s Best . . . Stan Kenton, 1998 •
Varese Sarabande 302 066 405 2 – see under “Various Artists”
Verve 314 589 489-2, Stan Kenton: The Formative Years, 2002 •
Voc (E) CDLF 8125, Stan Kenton Live In Europe, 2005 •
Voc (E) CDLK 4180 – see under “Ted Heath”
Voc (E) CDLK 4249, Stan Kenton Today, 2004 2-CDs •

Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra directed by Mike Vax ** / The Mike Vax Big Band: featuring Alumni of The Stan Kenton Orchestra *
Summit Records DCD 356, * Live...On the Road, 2003 •
Summit Records DCD 418, * Next Stop: Live...On the Road, 2005 •
Summit Records DCD 518, * Sounds From The Road: Live, 2009 •
Summit Records DCD 535, ** Have Band Will Travel: Live, 2010 •
Summit Records DCD 618, ** Road Scholars: Live, 2013 •
Summit Records DCD 678, ** Storming Through The South, 2016 •
Summit Records DCD 727, ** Flyin' Through Florida, 2018 •

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