Conquistador

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Maynard was shrewd, and Maynard was quick, and he managed to beat almost everyone to the punch -- sorry -- when he recorded the theme from Rocky and watched it rise to number 28 on the pop charts. As blatant as Ferguson's rendition is, it was still the best rendition of the Bill Conti tune at the time a lot better than the composer's own number one version -- and Maynard Ferguson's heroic propensity for high notes and his underdog status as a hitmaker make it easy to link him with his celluloid counterpart. It is also the best track on an otherwise overloaded Jay Chattaway production, where the combination of the chrome-plated Chattaway hand and list of noted ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Maynard was shrewd, and Maynard was quick, and he managed to beat almost everyone to the punch -- sorry -- when he recorded the theme from Rocky and watched it rise to number 28 on the pop charts. As blatant as Ferguson's rendition is, it was still the best rendition of the Bill Conti tune at the time a lot better than the composer's own number one version -- and Maynard Ferguson's heroic propensity for high notes and his underdog status as a hitmaker make it easy to link him with his celluloid counterpart. It is also the best track on an otherwise overloaded Jay Chattaway production, where the combination of the chrome-plated Chattaway hand and list of noted supporting players George Benson, Joe Farrell, Bob James, the young Jon Faddis, Julian Priester, Harvey Mason, etc. nearly overwhelms the Ferguson big band and even Ferguson himself. The title track has a certain flamboyant grandeur emanating both from Ferguson and the electronic brigade that dominates the tune, yet Benson's fluid cameo and Ferguson's obbligatos are wasted by the irritating female voices on "Mister Mellow." This record gave Maynard Ferguson the largest amount of exposure that he ever had; the Faustian tradeoff is that it often sounds gimmicky today.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972383026
  • Catalog Number: 723830
  • Sales rank: 25,642

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gonna Fly Now (4:23)
  2. 2 Mister Mellow (6:28)
  3. 3 Theme from Star Trek (6:22)
  4. 4 Conquistador (7:32)
  5. 5 Soar Like an Eagle (6:37)
  6. 6 The Fly (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maynard Ferguson Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn, Soloist
Patti Austin Vocals
Gwen Guthrie Vocals
George Benson Guitar, Soloist
Peter Erskine Drums
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Bob James Piano, Conductor, Keyboards, Soloist
Julian Priester Trombone
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
George Young Alto Saxophone
Mark Colby Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
David Taylor Trombone
Stan Mark Trumpet, Trumpet Calls
David Nadien Strings
Wayne Andre Trombone
Kenny Ascher Keyboards
Richard Berg Vocals
James Bossy Trumpet
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Alfred Brown Strings
Jay Chattaway Conductor
Vivian Cherry Vocals
Mark Cobby Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Donald Corrado French Horn
Harry Cykman Strings
Max Ellen Strings
Joe Farrell Tenor Saxophone
Paul Faulise Trombone
Eric Gale Guitar
Paul Gershman Strings
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Lani Groves Vocals
Biff Hannon Keyboards
Bill Hannon Keyboards
Harry Lookofsky Strings
Roger Homefield Trombone
Hilary James Piano, Conductor, Keyboards
Gordon Johnson Bass
Gary King Bass
Harold Kohon Strings
Phil Kraus Drums
Jeff Layton Guitar, Soloist
Will Lee Bass
Charles Libove Strings
Guiseppe Loon Trumpet
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Trumpet
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Charles McCracken Strings
Mike Migliore Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soloist
Bobby Militello Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
Marvin Morgenstern Strings
Joe Mosello Trumpet, Trumpet Calls
Eugene J. Moye Strings
Marty Nelson Vocals
Dennis Noday Trumpet, Trumpet Calls
Linda November Vocals
Max Pollikoff Strings
Randy Purcell Trombone
Lance Quinn Guitar
Matthew Raimondi Strings
Tony Romano Sounds
Alan Rubin Trumpet
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Alan Shulman Strings
Richard Sortomme Strings
Brooks Tillotson French Horn
Ron Tooley Trumpet, Trumpet Calls
Emanuel Vardi Strings
Ellen Bernfeld Vocals
Albert Scheonmaker Strings
Martin Nelson Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Belden Reissue Producer
Bob James Arranger, Executive Producer
Jay Chattaway Arranger, Producer
Alexander Courage Composer
Hilary James Arranger, Executive Producer
Joe Jorgensen Engineer
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Dean Pratt Liner Notes
Tony Romano Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
John Collier Artwork, Paintings, Cover Painting
Randall Martin Reissue Design
Seth Foster Mastering
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