M.F. Horn Two

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M. F. Horn Two
Studio album by Maynard Ferguson
Released 1972
Recorded 1971
Genre Jazz
Length 41:78
Label Columbia
Producer Keith Mansfield
Maynard Ferguson chronology
1971 - Magnitude 1972 – M.F. Horn Two 1973 – M.F. Horn Three

M.F. Horn Two is a 1972 big band jazz album by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. It features cover versions of many songs that were popular in the years leading up to its production, including: "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes, "Country Road" by James Taylor, "Mother" by John Lennon, "Spinning Wheel" by David Clayton-Thomas and "Hey Jude" by The Beatles.[1] It also features a track called "Free Wheeler" written by another highly regarded jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Kenny Wheeler.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [2]

"His trumpet playing is frequently brilliant throughout this LP with his English orchestra but not too many jazz purists will be thrilled by his renditions of (popular songs)…”[3]


M.F. Horn Two was reissued on CD in 2007 on Wounded Bird 3170.


  • Maynard Ferguson –Leader, trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone
  • John Donnelly, Martin Drover, Alan Downey, Mike Bailey, Bud Parks –trumpets
  • Billy Graham, Adrian Drover, Norman Fripp, Derek Wadsworth –trombones
  • Jeff Daly, Brian Smith, Bob Sydor, Bob Watson, Stan Robinson –saxes
  • Dave Lynane–Bass
  • Pete Jackson–piano, electric piano
  • Randy Jones –drums
  • Ray Cooper, Harold Fisher -percussion

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Give It One" –A. Downey/M. Ferguson – 3:30
  2. "Country Road” –J. Taylor – 4:39
  3. "Theme From “Shaft”" –I. Hayes – 4:56
  4. "Theme From “Summer of `42”" –M. LeGrand – 4:05
  5. "Mother" –J. Lennon – 5:46
  6. "Spinning Wheel" –D. Clayton-Thhomas – 4:24
  7. "Free Wheeler" –K. Wheeler – 6:56
  8. "Hey Jude" –J. Lennon/P. McCartney – 7:31


  • Keith Mansfield –Producer
  • Mike Smith –Executive producer
  • Adrian Kerridge–Recording Engineer
  • Mike Ross/David Baker/Adrian Kerridge –Re-Mix Engineers
  • Karenlee Grant/John Berg –Cover Design
  • Bob Monroe –Photo interpretations
  • Ernie Garside –Sleeve notes, contracting-co-ordination

External links[edit]



  1. ^ Columbia LP KC-31709, 1972
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r138630/review
  3. ^ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide to Jazz, ISBN 0-87930-530-4