** COMPLETE CLASSIC ALBUMS **
* 2 LPs ON 1 CD * LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR'S ITEM
This release presents the complete original 1958 Stan Kenton album Back to Balboa (Capitol T995), appearing here on CD in stereo for the first time ever. As a bonus, the complete 1957 Kenton LP Rendezvous with Kenton (Capitol T932), which has never been previously issued on CD. Both albums were recorded live at the Rendezvous Ballroom, in Balboa Beach, California. Founded in 1928, the Rendezvous had contributed to Kenton’s popularity since his first gig at the club in 1941. In 1966, the Rendezvous Ballroom burned to the ground and an apartment complex was later built at mthe location.
Back to Balboa
[1-2]  & [8-9] Sam Noto, Jules Chaiken, Billy Catalano, Lee Katzman, Phil Gilbert (tp)
Bob Fitzpatrick, Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte (tb), Ken Shroyer (b-tb)
Vince DeRosa, Jimmy Decker (fhr),Lennie Niehaus (as), Bill Robinson (as, bar)
Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca (ts), Steve Perlow (bar), Stan Kenton (p, arr), Red Kelly (b)
Jerry McKenzie (d), Marty Paich, Johnny Richards, Bill Holman (arr).
Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa Beach, California, January 20, 1958.
, [5-7] &  Same personnel but Vince DeRosa & Jimmy Decker out.
Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa Beach, California, January 21, 1958.
Rendezvous with Kenton
[11-23] Ed Leddy, Billy Catalano, Lee Katzman, Sam Noto, Phil Gilbert (tp)
Jim Amlotte, Kent Larsen, Archie LeCoque, Don Reed (tb), Ken Shroyer (b-tb)
Lennie Niehaus (as, arr), Wayne Dunstan, Bill Perkins (ts), Steve Perlow, Bill Robinson (bar)
Stan Kenton (p, arr), Red Kelly (b), Jerry McKenzie (d), Joe Coccia (arr).
Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa Beach, California, October 7-10, 1957.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
01. The Big Chase
02. Rendezvous At Sunset
03. Speak Low
04. My Old Flame
05. Out Of This World
06. Begin The Beguine
07. Get Out Of Town
08. Royal Blue
09. I Concentrate On You
10. Beyond The Blue Horizon
11. With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
12. Memories Of You
13. These Things You Left Me
14. Two Shades Of Autumn
15. They Didn’t Believe Me
16. Walkin’ By The River
17. High On A Windy Hill
18. Love Letters
19. I Get Along Without You Very Well
21. This Is No Laughing Matter
22. I See Your Face Before Me
23. Artistry In Blues
Total Time: 75:05