In the years since the publication of 'Kenton on Capitol and Creative World,' Michael Sparkes has turned up a huge trove of information about the official recordings of Stan Kenton and the people involved in creating them. This is a completely revised version of the early book, incorporating some 70 pages of new material including:
Full details on the MacGregor transcriptions; Detailed notes on every official Kenton LP; the background, intention and realisation of the music as explained by the musicians themselves; original document examples from Capitol's files; new take numbers; original session A&R producers.
This book covers Kenton's 40 years on record - every recording date, every release, every version, un-issued recordings studio transcriptions, details on matrix numbers, alternative titles, release numbers, dates, places, people, thousands of facts, including things even the most ardent Kenton fan doesn't know.
Paperback published in 1998 by Balboa Books in Very Good condition, binding sound and pages clean and unmarked with the exception of one page which has a very small brown mark. Printed in USA. The book has a dedication and signature from the Author on the title page and also a letter from the Author dated 14.6.1998, (see images). Very slight creasing at top and bottom of spine and along bottom and top edges of front cover. The corners of the covers are also very slightly creased. The very edges of the pages are a little grubby but otherwise the book does not really appear to have been opened and used.