The One and Only Maynard Ferguson

December 2, 2007 | Format: MP3

$8.91
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 1, 2007
  • Label: Maynard Ferguson
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Maynard Ferguson
  • Total Length: 1:04:42
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0010XTNP4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,628 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Wonderful player, great last recording, all class.
V. G. Wilson
There NEVER will be anyone like him .......as I've said before ,many trumpeters can "hit" the notes....only Maynard could "play" them.
Jim Z
I know that this Maynard fan and lover of big band jazz certainly is!
Qwerty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jim Z on January 24, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
This recording was made just month's before Maynard's passing in 2006. It is also one of his utmost best. Sure , some of the upper register was gone , but notes he "goes for" he still plays with flair and style. I miss seeing him play in a live setting , as it was something I did over 30 times in a 40 year period---but this disc hits the player at least once a week. There NEVER will be anyone like him .......as I've said before ,many trumpeters can "hit" the notes....only Maynard could "play" them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Qwerty on August 11, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
Maynard Ferguson was so much more than his unfair reputation as "just" a screaming high note man who went off the deep end with disco in the 70s. As fans know, he was a thoughtful musician, an exacting band leader, a terrific showman, a thrilling trumpet player, and, yes, an artist with great vision. His bands were always tight and stocked with brilliant young talent. His scores were interesting and full of twists. He was about so much more than just the "high note" thing (although that was a lot of fun, too!). If you are a fan, you know all of this. If you don't know Maynard but love exicting ensemble jazz, you absolutely have to check him out.

This album is a great example of Maynard's "Big Bob Nouveau" phase, which lasted from about 1990 until his death in 2006. Maynard returned to his roots and put together a high energy, high quality big band that played great jazz of many styles. This album features great arrangements, exiciting ensemble playing, and great soloing on many instruments (not just Maynard). At 65 minutes, the album gives each track plenty of time to breathe, with extended soloing that give it a "live" feel. Although Maynard did not live to hear the finished product, I'm sure he would have been very satisfied. I know that this Maynard fan and lover of big band jazz certainly is!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DJ Outro on July 21, 2008
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A month after Maynard Ferguson laid down this CD in July 2006, he passed away unexpectedly. His last recorded works here are a fitting tribute to his legendary career as a jazz trumpeter. The arrangements are all big-band style, but with a modern twist (hence the name "Big Bop Nouveau Band" for his accompaniment). Ferguson's playing is still impressive, despite being past his peak - this is evidenced on every track. I recommend the unusual selection of Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone (tk 3) and the peppy, swinging Dr. Fox Ph.D. (tk 5). The album open and closes with some jazz standards: tracks 1, 2, 8, and 9 - they're all enjoyable - Besame Mucho (tk 2) is especially punchy and fun with a Latin feel while Darn That Dream (tk 9) is more heavy handed and lamenting. Good stuff.
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By V. G. Wilson on February 1, 2013
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Wonderful player, great last recording, all class. Will never be another like him. Maynard could bring it right to the end.
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By James T. Paxton on January 26, 2013
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This was his last CD. It really is one to get and Cherish. as usual he has a great group of men with him and fantastic arrangement with vintage Maynard. It is one to reallly enjoy!
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