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Wow!: The Formative Years [Original]

Wow!: The Formative Years [Original]

by Maynard Ferguson
     
 
Long before the wah-wah guitars, the polyester body suits, and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)," trumpeter Maynard Ferguson was a stellar high-note technician with deft bop improvisational chops. In other words, a big-band-era rock star or bop star, if you will. Wow! The Formative Years collects various tracks the trumpeter recorded with a handful of

Overview

Long before the wah-wah guitars, the polyester body suits, and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)," trumpeter Maynard Ferguson was a stellar high-note technician with deft bop improvisational chops. In other words, a big-band-era rock star or bop star, if you will. Wow! The Formative Years collects various tracks the trumpeter recorded with a handful of ensembles from the late '40s to the late '50s. This was the young Ferguson's prime developmental period, when he made his name playing both lead and solo horn for a who's-who cast of bandleaders including Stan Kenton, Charlie Barnet, and Ben Webster -- all featured here. Also showcased are Ferguson's own cuts as leader with his orchestra and octet. These are high-energy, swinging, and bebop-centric recordings that find Ferguson heavily influenced by his legendary contemporary Dizzy Gillespie. As a single-disc anthology, Wow! is a perfect introduction to one of the most celebrated -- and yet often taken for granted -- jazz talents of the 20th century.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2007
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625565928
catalogNumber:
5659

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maynard Ferguson   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Valve Trombone,Bass Trumpet
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar
Charlie Barnet   Alto Saxophone
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Bob Cooper   Oboe,Tenor Saxophone,Cor anglais
Curtis Counce   Bass
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre   Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Harper   Trombone
Bill Holman   Tenor Saxophone
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Stan Kenton   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Shelly Manne   Drums,Timpani
Red Mitchell   Double Bass
Art Pepper   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Don Bagley   Double Bass
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Lorraine Geller   Piano
John Graas   French Horn
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Abe Most   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Bill Russo   Trombone
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Claude Williamson   Piano
Don Lamond   Drums
Nino Tempo   Tenor Saxophone
Shorty Rogers   Trumpet
Eddie Safranski   Double Bass
Manny Albam   Baritone Saxophone
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Harry Betts   Trombone
Kurt Bloom   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Brown   Double Bass
Bob Burgess   Trombone
DeRisi   Trumpet
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Englund   Tuba
Rolf Ericson   Trumpet
Ernie Wilkins   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Bob Fitzpatrick   Trombone
Gary Frommer   Drums
Bob Gioga   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Dick Hafer   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Hinton   Double Bass
John Howell   Trumpet
Tiny Kahn   Drums
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Joe Mondragon   Double Bass
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Frank Patchen   Piano
Sonny Russo   Trombone
Jimmy Salko   Trumpet
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Ralph Blaze   Guitar
Stumpy Brown   Bass Trombone
Dick Kenney   Trombone
Herbert Winfield   Trombone
Chico Alvarez   Trumpet
Arnold Fishkind   Double Bass
Don Paladino   Trumpet
Joe Rotondi   Piano
Bart Caldarell   Bassoon,Tenor Saxophone
Kay Brown   Vocals
Waslohn   Piano
Jimmy Campbell   Drums
Lorraine   Trombone
Bill Lolatte   Double Bass
Kenny Martlock   Bass Trombone
Frank Mayne   Tenor Saxophone
Stewart   Trumpet
Dick Bellerose   Trombone
Russ Freeman Trio   Piano
Gene Bockey   Alto Saxophone
Phil Cenicola   Tenor Saxophone
Vinnie DiVittorio   Alto Saxophone
Mimi LaRocca   Baritone Saxophone
Paul Weigrand   Bass Trombone

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Jimmy Giuffre   Composer
Bill Holman   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Paul Nero   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Manny Albam   Composer
Cohn   Composer
Digby Fairweather   Liner Notes
Jack Lewis   Composer
Willie Maiden   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Mark Ranshaw   Artwork
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
Walter Jurmann   Composer

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