Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now? (ericcoleman) wrote,
Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now?

The original heavy metal

One of the great things that my dad did for me was to instill a love of big band music. One of my favorites growing up was Stan Kenton. He had the most powerful trumpet section ever. He was one of those who was convinced that big band music could do more than make people dance. His music encompassed danceable songs, tone poems, huge, almost orchestral pieces and much more. I saw him play a half dozen times in the 70s and was always amazed.

So my dad gave me 4 of his records the other night ... time to disturb the folks I work with ...
Tags: stan kenton
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