Progressive chords


Bandleader Stan Kenton and sax player Bob Gioga commiserate before a showbill announcing Kenton’s big band (circa 1947 or 1948). By 1947 Kenton had expanded his orchestra to 20 members, showcasing what he termed “progressive jazz.” His arranger was Pete Rugolo, later famous for his work scoring “Leave It To Beaver” and “The Fugitive.”

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