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Stan Kenton (1911–1979)

Stan Kenton is regarded in the history of jazz as one of the pioneers of progressive jazz, with his orchestra and arranger Pete Rugolo. He started leading his own bands in the late 1930s and become famous in the mid-'40s with songs like "Painted Rhytmm", "Intermission Riff" and "Eager Beaver". He was leading his band until his death in 1979. In the... See full bio »

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Mister Roberts
Mister Roberts Music Department
Artistry in Rhythm
Artistry in Rhythm Himself - Band Leader


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 1965-1966 Mister Roberts (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes)
- Captain, My Captain (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- In Love and War (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Undercover Cook (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Unwelcome Aboard (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Son of Eight in Every Port (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1957 Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) (featuring the music of - 1 episode)
- K (1957) ... (featuring the music of)
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Other Works:

Album: "Viva Kenton!", 1959.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stanley Kenton | Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

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He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »

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