Stan Kenton and his orchestra record ‘Cuban Fire!’ for Capitol (1956)
‘Cuban Fire!’ by Stan Kenton & his orchestra is an album (one of the most influential Latin jazz large-ensemble recordings of all time), recorded on May 22–24, 1956 and releaseed the same year by Capitol.
Track Listing : 1.Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) (Johnny Richards) – 06:02 . 2.El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo) (Johnny Richards) – 05:53 . 3.Recuerdos (Reminiscences) (Johnny Richards) – 05:01 . 4.Quien Sabe (Who Knows) (Johnny Richards) – 04:49 . 5.La Guera Baila (The Fair One Dances) (Johnny Richards) – 05:09 . 6.La Suerte De Los Tontos (Fortune Of Fools Or Fools Luck) (Johnny Richards) – 04:20
Musicians : Stan Kenton – Piano, Conductor . Lennie Niehaus – Alto Saxophone . Bill Perkins – Tenor Saxophone . Lucky Thompson – Tenor Saxophone . Bill Root – Baritone Saxophone . Al Mattaliano – Trumpet . Ed Leddy – Trumpet . Lee Katzman – Trumpet . Phil Gilbert – Trumpet . Sam Noto – Trumpet . Vinnie Tanno – Trumpet . Irving Rosenthal – French Horn . Julius Watkins – French Horn . Bob Fitzpatrick – Trombone . Carl Fontana – Trombone . Don Kelly – Trombone . Kent Larson – Trombone . Jim Mcallister – Tuba . Ralph Blaze – Guitar . Curtis Counce – Bass . Mel Lewis – Drums . George Gaber – Timpani . Saul Gubin – Timpani . Mario Alvarez – Maracas . Willie Rodriguez – Bongos . Roger Mozian – Claves . George Laguna – Timbales
Production : Produced By Lee Gillette
Recorded On May 22–24, 1956 At The Riverside Plaza Hotel In New York City.
Released 1956 By Capitol.