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Backgrounder: Maynard Ferguson - Around the Horn


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Recorded in November 1955 and May 1956, Maynard Ferguson's Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson remains a spectacular album. All 12 tracks were composed and arranged by the late Bill Holman, and the band was top notch. The band featured Ferguson (tp,b-tp,vtb); Buddy Childers and Ray Linn (tp); Bob Burgess (tb); Herb Geller (as); Georgie Auld and Bill Holman (ts); Bud Shank (bs); Lorraine Geller (p); Buddy Clark (b on tracks 1–4) and Ray Brown (b on tracks 5–12); Alvin Stoller (d).

Here's Maynard Ferguson's Around the Horn without ad interruptions (you'll have to move the bar to the beginning of the clip; also, it ends a abruptly but worth the long listen)...

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Track Listing

Mrs. Pitlack Regrets; Never You Mind; Pork Pie; Dream Boat; Well, Hardly Ever; The Roamin' Showman; Dancing Nitely; Ain't Life Grand; Idyll; Open Sesame; C'est La Blues; Wildman.


Ray Linn
Bob Burgess
Herb Geller
Bill Holman
composer / conductor
Georgie Auld
Bud Shank
Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Buddy Clark
bass, acoustic

Album information

Title: Around the Horn with Maynard Ferguson | Year Released: 1956 | Record Label: EmArcy





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