After Stan Kenton wrote and arranged Opus in Pastels in 1940, the song was regularly performed by his band and became a hit in 1946 after it was recorded at Capitol. With the arrival of the 12-inch album format in 1955,and#0160; the song was so pouplar that Kenton commissioned arranger Gene Roland to write a series of “opus” pieces with catchy melody lines to showcase the saxophones…

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