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Stan Kenton and Al Jarvis

Description: Photograph of two men in suits (identified as Stan Kenton and Al Jarvis) sitting together in a booth behind a table. There are dishes on the table and the man on the left (Jarvis) is pouring something into a cup. Information on the back of the photograph identifies Al Jarvis as a disc jockey and states that the photograph was taken in the late 1940's.
Date: 194u
Creator: Howard, Gene
Partner: UNT Music Library

Stan Kenton: This is an Orchestra!

Description: Stan Kenton (1911–1979) formed his first full orchestra in 1940 and soon drew record-breaking crowds to hear and dance to his exciting sound. He continued to tour and record unrelentingly for the next four decades. Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra! sums up the mesmerizing bandleader at the height of his powers, arms waving energetically, his face a study of concentration as he cajoled, coaxed, strained, and obtained the last ounce of energy from every musician under his control. Michael Sparke’s narrative captures that enthusiasm in words: a lucid account of the evolution of the Kenton Sound, and the first book to offer a critical evaluation of the role that Stan played in its creation. “Michael Sparke’s book, the first general history of the Kenton Orchestra, is the best evaluation yet of Kenton’s 40-year musical development.”—The Wall Street Journal
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Date: May 15, 2010
Creator: Sparke, Michael
Partner: UNT Press

[News Script: Jazz at jail]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a concert held at the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution in Seagoville, Texas.
Date: May 2, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections