06/115 Guide to the Gerry Dexter Cassette Collection Dexter Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Gerry Dexter Cassette Collection 1947/1995 Music Library Overview of the Collection Gerry Dexter Cassette Collection 1947-1995 1947-1961 06/115 Kenton, Stan, 1911-1979 Dexter, Gerry L. 1.00 Music Library Biographical Information:

Stanley Newcomb Kenton was born on December 15, 1911 in Wichita, Kansas. His family lived in California and Colorado before permanently settling in Bell, California, in the Los Angeles area. Kenton's musical career began in his teens, and made his first recordings with Gus Arnheim in 1937, joining Vido Musso's band in 1938, and organizing a rehearsal band which evolved into his own orchestra. From the 1940s onward, the Kenton band was the site of intersection between jazz, popular music, and experimental composition and arranging. Kenton engaged a wide variety of composers and arrangers, including Willie Maiden, Bill Russo, Johnny Richards, Pete Rugolo, and Bill Holman. He also took an interest in jazz education, participating in "stage band" camps, and collaborating with Leon Breeden of what is now the University of North Texas. Cooperation between Kenton and Breeden led to high-profile performing opportunities for the One O'Clock Lab Band, and the transfer of Kenton's band library to North Texas, beginning in 1962 and concluding after Kenton's death. Numerous alumni of the jazz studies program at North Texas also went on to play in Kenton's band. Kenton continued touring until August of 1978, and died in Los Angeles the following year, on August 25, 1979.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Jazz
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one box of cassettes of various live performances by Stan Kenton and his orchestra, along with recordings from a 50th anniversary celebration of Stan Kenton's music held in 1995.

Detailed List of Contents id195888 1 707241 id195889 1 1 Stan Kenton at Avalon 1951 July 5-6 Scope and Contents

Issue number JRC C-1403.

id195890 1 2 Stan Kenton "Sound 62" 1961 December 15 Scope and Contents

Issue number JRC C-1446.

id195891 1 3 Stan Kenton at Meadowbrook 1947 December 23; 1948 December 11 Scope and Contents

"Plus Apollo Theatre." Issue number JRC C-1510.

id195892 1 4 Stan Kenton at the Apollo 1948 December 11-12; 1950 December 7 Scope and Contents

"Plus Rustic Cabin." Issue number JRC C-1511.

id195893 1 5 Stan Kenton at the Rustic Cabin 1950 December 7, 8, 10 Scope and Contents

Issue number JRC C-1514.

id195894 1 6 Stan Kenton at the Rustic Cabin Plus Palladium 1950 December 10; 1951 March 11 Scope and Contents

Issue number JRC C-1517.

id195895 1 7 Stan Kenton Broadcasts 1953 August 27; 1953 October 24 Scope and Contents

Issue number JRC C-1531. August 27, 1953: Sportpalast, Berlin, broadcast continued from JRC C-1529. October 24, 1953: Birdland, New York City.

id195896 1 8 Stan Kenton Broadcasts 1956 April 25 Scope and Contents

Issue number JRC C-1535. Broadcast continued from JRC C-1533.

id195897 1 9 Stan Kenton Broadcasts 1956 April 25; 1958 April 18 Scope and Contents

Issue number JRC C-1539. April 23, 1956: Sportpalast, Berlin, continues broadcast from JRC C-1535 (Item 8). April 18, 1958: Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa Beach, CA.

id195898 1 10 Stan Kenton, Volume 13 1952 March 18 - 1952 September 10 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-993.

id195899 1 11 Stan Kenton, Volume 14 1952 September 11 - 1953 January 28 Scope and Contents

Issue Number AJAZZ C-1608.

id195900 1 12 Stan Kenton, Volume 15 1953 January 28 - 1953 April 8 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-1618.

id195901 1 13 Stan Kenton, Volume 16 1953 May 25 - 1953 July 9 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-1654.

id195902 1 14 Stan Kenton, Volume 17 1953 September 18 - 1954 March 2 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-1664.

id195903 1 15 Stan Kenton, Volume 18 1954 March 3 - 1955 March 30 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-1687.

id195904 1 16 Stan Kenton, Volume 19 1955 March 30 - 1955 July 20 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-1740.

id195905 1 17 Stan Kenton, Volume 20 1955 July 20 - 1956 February 8 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-1752.

id195906 1 18 Stan Kenton, Volume 21 1956 February 11 - 1956 May 22 Scope and Contents

Issue number AJAZZ C-1766.

id195907 1 19 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Kenton, panels 1 and 2 circa 1995 id195908 1 20 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Kenton, panel 3 circa 1995 id195909 1 21 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Kenton, panel 4 circa 1995 id195910 1 22 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Kenton, panel 5 circa 1995 id195911 1 23 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Kenton, panel 6 circa 1995 id195912 1 24 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Kenton, panel 7 circa 1995 id195913 1 25 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Kenton, panel 8 circa 1995 id195920 1 26 Discography / index of Kenton and related recordings 2010 February 24 Scope and Contents

21 pages, stapled.