Ted Romersa (my grandpa) saxophone / clarinet

Stan Kenton

The Formative Years

Chico Alvarez (1-6, 8, 9) Trumpet
Frank Beach (1-6, 8, 9) Trumpet
Earl Collier (1-6, 8, 9) Trumpet
Lorin Aaron (1-6, 8, 9) Trombone
Dick Cole (1-6, 8, 9) Trombone
Harry Forbes (1-6, 8, 9) Trombone
Bill Lahey (1-3, 7, 8) Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Jack Ordean Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Ted Romersa Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Red Dorris Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocal
Hollis Bridwell (4-6, 9) Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Bob Gioga Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Al Costi Guitar
Howard Rumsey Bass, Vocal
Marvin George Drums
Joe Rizzo (1, 3-4, 6) Arranger


June Christy, voc; with Frank De Vol’s Orchestra :

Ray Linn, tp;
Juan Tizol, v-tb;
Richard Perissi, Vincent De Rosa, Evan Vail, Vincent De Robertis, Fr-h;
Skeets Herfurt, Jules Kinsler,
Ted Romersa, Jerome Kasper,
Ronald Pirozzi, reeds;
Felix Slatkin, Joseph Quadri, Marshall Sosson,
Joachim Chassman, vln; Buddy Cole, p;
Al Hendrickson, g;
Eddie Safranski, b;
Shelly Manne, d;
Frank De Vol, arr, cond.
Los Angeles, March 3, 1947
1680-5 IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU Capitol 436




Stan Kenton Vol 2 1941


Kenton's classic suite for saxophones is presented here in it's entirety by the 1941

band that has so stirred music lovers.

Balboa's Rendezvous announcer and later a popular disc jockey

and founder-general manager of the Monterey Jazz Festival,

introduces the numbers. Trumpeter Chico Alvarez,

lead alto saxophonist Jack Ordean,

tenor saxophonist-singer Red Dorris, and briefly the pianist-leader,

are the soloists in this early Kenton aggregation which also included eighteen-year-old

trumpeter Frank Beach, Earl Collier, Dick Cole, Harry Forbes,

Ted Romersa, Bill Lahey, Bob Gioga, Al Costi, Howard Rumsey,

and Marvin "Pee Wee" George.