M.F. Horn/M.F. Horn 2/ M.F. Horn 3

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For some perverse reason, many American jazz critics of the early 1970s and listeners who were purists in other words, those who actually held the art form back had a difficult time with the albums fl├╝gelhornist and bandleader Maynard Ferguson cut during his British residency, because he had no trouble experimenting with pop forms and the likes of R&B and funk. History, as always, has proved them wrong. Of the six M.F. Horn recordings, the first three are the strongest. They are exceptionally bold in their willingness to experiment with color, tone, timbre, and form. Ferguson had help from a smoking cast of players and arrangers who included, variously, keyboardist Pete ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For some perverse reason, many American jazz critics of the early 1970s and listeners who were purists in other words, those who actually held the art form back had a difficult time with the albums fl├╝gelhornist and bandleader Maynard Ferguson cut during his British residency, because he had no trouble experimenting with pop forms and the likes of R&B and funk. History, as always, has proved them wrong. Of the six M.F. Horn recordings, the first three are the strongest. They are exceptionally bold in their willingness to experiment with color, tone, timbre, and form. Ferguson had help from a smoking cast of players and arrangers who included, variously, keyboardist Pete Jackson, percussionist Ray Cooper, saxophonists Peter King and Bob Watson, trombonists Billy Graham and Chris Pyne, and arrangers Kenny Wheeler, Keith Mansfield, and Adrian Drover who also played trumpet to name a scant few. The Beat Goes On label has done their usual exceptional job of remastering, keeping everything warm, as well as stunningly clear. While these three recordings -- presented on a double-disc -- offer no weak cuts, there are some stunners including "MacArthur Park," "Chala Nata" which brings together soundtrack funk, progressive jazz, and Indian modal music in a deep groover, "Country Road," fine rearrangements of Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft," John Lennon's "Mother" read as a slightly dissonant blues, and "'Round Midnight," "Mother Fingers," and "S.O.M.F." These three albums are all slamming; they should be heard -- and cherished -- by any serious jazz-funk fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261211101
  • Catalog Number: 6121110
  • Sales rank: 18,422

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eli's Comin' (5:25)
  2. 2 Ballad To Max (5:30)
  3. 3 MacArthur Park (10:01)
  4. 4 Chala Nata (7:54)
  5. 5 If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind (4:17)
  6. 6 L-Dopa (12:21)
  7. 7 Give It One (3:34)
  8. 8 Country Road (4:43)
  9. 9 Theme from "Shaft" (4:59)
  10. 10 The Summer Knows (4:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mother (5:50)
  2. 2 Spinning Wheel (4:30)
  3. 3 Free Wheeler (7:00)
  4. 4 Hey Jude (7:34)
  5. 5 Awright, Awright (7:23)
  6. 6 Round Midnight (4:50)
  7. 7 Nice 'N Juicy (7:12)
  8. 8 Pocahontas (6:01)
  9. 9 Love Theme from "The Valachi Papers" (4:43)
  10. 10 Mother Fingers (3:19)
  11. 11 S.O.M.F (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maynard Ferguson Primary Artist, Trombone, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve Trombone, Soloist
Bruce Johnston Baritone Saxophone
Dave Markee Bass
Mike Bailey Trumpet
Tony Buchanan Tenor Saxophone
Ray Cooper Percussion
Jeff Daly Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soloist
John Donnelly Trumpet
Alan Downey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Adrian Drover Trombone
Martin Drover Trumpet
Harold Fisher Percussion
Pete Jackson Piano, Electric Piano, Soloist
Peter King Alto Saxophone, Soloist
George Kish Guitar
Andy Macintosh Alto Saxophone
Danny Moss Tenor Saxophone
Vemu Mukunda Veena, Soloist
Terry Noonan Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bud Parks Trumpet
Chris Pyne Trombone
Frank Ricotti Conga
Stan Robinson Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Derek Wadsworth Trombone
Albert Wood Trombone
Geoff Wright Trombone
Bob Watson Saxophone, Baritone
Brian Smith Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Tony Mabbett Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Vimu Macunda Veena
Dave Lynane Bass, Bass Guitar
Billy Graham Trombone
Norman Fripp Trombone
Mike Davis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bob Sydor Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Randy Jones Drums, Soloist
Mohana Lakshmipathy Soloist
John Huckdridge Trumpet
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Laura Nyro Composer
Maynard Ferguson Arranger, Composer
Kenny Wheeler Arranger
Gene Lees Liner Notes
Jimmy Webb Composer
Alan Downey Arranger, Composer
Adrian Drover Arranger
Tim Geelan Engineer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Adrian Kerridge Engineer, Remixing
Teo Macero Producer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Keith Mansfield Arranger, Producer
John Mackswith Engineer
Roslav Szaybo Cover Art
David Baker Remixing
Charles Waring Liner Notes
Mike Smith Producer, Executive Producer
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Mike Ross Engineer, Remixing
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