It was twelve-five in the East, Saturday early a.m., September 15, 1945, as Stan Kenton's theme played to midnight radio listeners around the city. And they were really listening this time in Manhattan. Kenton had finally hit the top… …During the band's month long stay at the Pennsylvania, Down Beat's Dave Dexter praised its 'loud and rhythmic jump style' as well as the contrasting singing styles of newcomer June Christy and Gene Howard, both vividly captured in this pair of pristine CBS remotes. · from the liner notes by John McDonough.
Stan Kenton (piano, arr., di Stan Kenton (piano, arr., dir.); Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, Bob Lymperis, Ray Wetzel (trumpet); Fred Zito, Milt Kabak, Jimmy Simms (trombone); Bart Varsalona (bass-tombone); Al Anthony (altosax); Boots Mussulli (altosax, clarinet); Bob Cooper, Sam Allecia (tenorsax); Bob Gioga (baritonesax); Bob Ahern (guitar); Eddie Safranski (bass); Bob Varney (drums); June Christy, Gene Howard (vocal).