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Journey Into Capricorn

Stan Kenton

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Album Review

Stan Kenton's final studio recording features his young no-name crew (only trumpeter Tim Hagans among the soloists is notable today) showing enthusiasm and impressive musicianship on charts by Hank Levy, Mark Taylor, and Alan Yankee. Highlights include Yankee's adaptation of Chick Corea's "Celebration Suite," Levy's "Pegasus," and Hagans' solos. The leader's piano is featured on Stevie Wonder's "Too Shy to Say." This decent recording closed Stan Kenton's rather remarkable career.

Customer Reviews

Journey Into Capricorn Stan Kenton

Mr. Kenton's best of the later albums. "Too Shy To Say" is a sweet, haunting piece so well done by the entire crew. I would recommend this album for all those appreciate big band swing/jazz, and especially for all of the older Kenton fans. Elroy

Wow even better than expected

I play in a jazz group myself (trumpet) and i was amazed at the difficulty of these pieces but even more so with how amazing they sound. This is not a straight be bop jazz album like many people associate jazz, this takes Latin influences to make one heck of a great sound.

Fantastic Album

This is a very unique & fun Kenton album. All tracks are highly recommended!


Born: December 15, 1911 in Wichita, KS

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset...
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