Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Road Scholars Live

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Road Scholars Live

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Stan Kenton Alumni Band (directed by Mike Vax)

Road Scholars Live

Summit DCB 618

Mike Vax, Dennis Noday, Carl Saunders, Don Rader, Steve Huffsteter (tp), Roy Wiegand, Dale DeVoe, Scott Whitfield, Kenny Shroyer, Rich Bullock (tb), Kim Richmond, Pete Gallio, Rick Condit, Joel Kaye, Phil Hilger (reeds), Charlie Ferguson (p), Jennifer Leitham (b), Gary Hobbs (d), Scott Whitfield, Ginger Berglund (vcl). Various locations, 2013

Neverbird/I Have Dreamed/Stompin' At the Savoy/ Chico & The Man/ Sneaky/Yesterdays/Beautiful Friendship/Stockholm Sweetnin'/Cinnamon & Clove/Nessun Dorma/Lullaby Of Broadway/Reed Rapture/Alex Revisited/America the Beautiful. TT 68:13

Keeping the Kenton flame alive, Mike Vax (trumpeter, bandleader and former Kentonite) performed yet another alumni band tour in the spring of 2013 assembling 18 fine musicians including 12 that actually played with Stan. This CD captures highlights from the tour. Opening with Neverbird, the nickname of the Kenton tour bus of the early '70s and played but not recorded by that band, this easy-going swinger features veterans Pete Gallio on tenor and Charlie Saunders on trumpet. …

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