Live at the Top
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All of the songs are from his finest moments in his early 70's big band selections. Back in the days when Maynard reached out to a newer younger hip audience on college campuses (as did Buddy Rich), this DVD is a must for those of you who enjoy his music. You won't be dissapointed at all.
For those of you who are just plain old fashionied back in the back of the band bass players, I highly encourage you to purchase this DVD for the incredible, one-of-a-kind bass fiddle solo at the beginning of the song La Fiesta. My fingers hurt from watching this incredible young bass player bang out a fantastic solo that is simply unmatched in anything that I have ever heard out of the bass fiddle. This guy takes center stage, and just owns the audience. Your fingers will ache too after watching this superb performance.
Maynard represents the last of a breed of big band players, and his style was the 'screech' trumpet. Maynard hits all of the high notes and then some.
Trumpet players take heed...........this is the cat who invented this style and made it famous.
Get this one for the record and your enjoyment.
The tracklist should be:
I Can't Get Started
Got The Spirit
Not a bad one in the bunch. Too bad there is no Hey Jude. Maynard fans, start clicking!
I HOPE SOMEONE IS CHECKING THEIR ARCHIVES FOR MORE MAYNARD MATERIAL. WHY NOT A DVD OF HIS CURRENT MUSIC. THE MAN IS AN ICON
These are classic performances of classic Maynard songs with an incredible wealth of backup talent. If you are a Maynard fan, you need this DVD.
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Maynard showin' no stoppin' on this brillant performance taped live at the Plaza Hotel in Fall 1975 which aired on PBS. Read morePublished on November 18, 2008 by Henry Cooper
I am a Maynard fan...and have always had goosebumps and euphoric highs when I hear that upper register scream from that Holton horn...So now I get to see it too!!! Read morePublished on October 3, 2007 by Tony Daughtry
This is an amazing DVD. And it's only $[...], talk about a steal.
One of my favorite parts is Rick Petrone's bass solo on La Fiesta. Read more
What a gift to see Maynard Ferguson back in the haydays. I saw Maynard in concert about a year ago, and watching him on this DVD really shows how powerful he still is today. Read morePublished on July 9, 2006 by Albert F. Worth Jr.
Maynard Ferguson Live At The Top is the better of the many concert films of MF from the 1970's. "Live At The Forum", Live At Knott's Berry Farm (The Wagon Camp), and the other... Read morePublished on March 12, 2006 by Screamplayer
I am a big Maynard fan, since I first heard the MF Horn album in 1972. This DVD is an excellent performance by Maynard and his band. Read morePublished on March 7, 2006 by Keith Saari
As a young admirer of MF's trumpet playing, it has been years since my ears have listened to his music. Read morePublished on December 25, 2005 by ELVIN ORTA RODRIGUEZ
Great memento to have if you are a Maynard fan since way back in the seventies. Wish more similar DVD's would be produced that included his other performances.Published on July 19, 2005 by JCF
OK, this is the only DVD of Maynard I found on Amazon and so bought it. I've seen and heard him and have a few Cd's.. this one is terrible! What an old show to release on DVD. Read morePublished on May 7, 2005 by Rajendra Kumar