Stan Kenton, Artistry in Rhythm (Jazzed Media). This is the story of Kenton’s development of a big band unlike any of its contemporaries. Photographs, film, video tape, audio recordings and interviews trace the band from its early days through its many incarnations—Artistry in Rhythm, Innovations, Progressive, Contemporary Concepts, Neophonic. Rather than a script and narration, the production depends for continuity on an extended interview with L.A. Jazz Institute head Ken Poston. Poston tends to speak in the historian’s academic mix of past, present and conditional tenses, but he gives good information. The film captures Kenton’s expansive personality and much of his music that matched it. It is a vast improvement over an unrelated 2004 DVD of the same title.