Maynard Ferguson (album)

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Maynard Ferguson
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Studio album by Maynard Ferguson
Released 1971[1]
Recorded 1971[2]
Genre Jazz, Big Band
Length 37:48
Label Columbia
Producer Keith Mansfield
Maynard Ferguson chronology
M.F. Horn
(1970)
Maynard Ferguson
(1971)
M.F. Horn Two
(1972)

Maynard Ferguson is a 1971 big band jazz album by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. The album was originally released on Columbia Records as Columbia 31117. It was also released in the UK by CBS under the name Alive & Well in London.[3] The album largely consists of arrangements of popular songs of the period along with one original composition.

While he merely "dipped his toes" in the waters of pop music for his first Columbia release (M.F. HornEli's Comin', MacArthur Park), on this album Maynard dives right in. While some albums would contain more "true" jazz than others, this would set the template for most of his tenure at Columbia. Mostly pop covers or popular jazz, with an occasional original (The Serpent on this release) or jazz standard (such as Airegin on 1977's New Vintage).

Reissues[edit]

Maynard Ferguson was reissued on CD in 2005 on Wounded Bird 1117.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Move Over" (arr. Keith Mansfield) Janis Joplin Janis Joplin 2:52
2. "Fire and Rain" (arr. Kenny Wheeler) James Taylor James Taylor 3:33
3. "Aquarius" (arr. Keith Mansfield) James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot Cast of Hair 6:00
4. "The Serpent"   Keith Mansfield   6:41
Total length:
19:06
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "My Sweet Lord" (arr. Kenny Wheeler) George Harrison George Harrison 4:37
2. "Bridge over Troubled Water" (arr. Keith Mansfield) Paul Simon Simon & Garfunkel 4:04
3. "Your Song" (arr. Kenny Wheeler) Elton John, Bernie Taupin Elton John 3:29
4. "Stoney End" (arr. Adrian Drover) Laura Nyro Peggy Lipton 3:13
5. "Living in the Past" (arr. John Cameron) Ian Anderson Jethro Tull 3:19
Total length:
18:42

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maynard Ferguson at Discogs (list of releases)
  2. ^ "The Maynard Ferguson Discography: The 1970s". MichaelMinn.net. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ Alive & Well in London at Discogs
  4. ^ Maynard Ferguson at AllMusic. Retrieved July 1, 2015.