The RCA Victor Sessions of Maynard Ferguson

 

1956

 

 

 

MAYNARD FERGUSON AN HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn, Jimmy Giuffre (arr)

   
 

Al DeRisi, Joe Ferrante, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (tp) Maynard Ferguson (tp,v-tb) Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Herb Geller (as) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts) Ernie Wilkins (bs) Hank Jones (p) Milt Hinton (b) Jimmy Campbell (dm)

   
 

New York City, Webster Hall, September 8, 1956

   
a G4PB-7124-1

Lady Bug (ac arr)

RCA Victor unissued
b G4PB-7124-3

Lady Bug (ac arr)

RCA Victor unissued
c G4PB-7124-5

Lady Bug (ac arr)

Vik LX-1070
d G4PB-7125-2

Rosebud (ac arr)

RCA Victor unissued
e G4PB-7125-7

Rosebud (ac arr)

RCA Victor unissued
f G4PB-7125-8

Rosebud (ac arr)

Vik LX-1070
g G4PB-7126-1

Still Water Stomp (bb arr)

RCA Victor unissued
h G4PB-7126-4

Still Water Stomp (bb arr)

RCA Victor unissued
i G4PB-7126-5

Still Water Stomp (bb arr)

Vik LX-1070
j G4PB-7127-2

Blue Birdland (jg arr)

RCA Victor unissued
k G4PB-7127-5

Blue Birdland (jg arr)

Vik LX-1070
       
  Issues

c,f,k – RCA (F) PM 43841, BMG (Jap) BVJJ-2803.

i – Vik EXA-201, RCA (F) PM 43841, BMG (Jap) BVJJ-2803.

       
  CD

a,c,k – Bluebird 6455-2-RB, BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58110 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

f – BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58110 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

 

all titles – BMG (F) 09026638732, (F) 82876634292 (2 CD set).

 

 


 

 

 

MAYNARD FERGUSON AN HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Al Cohn, Bill Holman, Ernie Wilkins (arr)

   
 

Al DeRisi, Joe Ferrante, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (tp) Maynard Ferguson (tp,v-tb) Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb) Herb Geller (as) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts) Ernie Wilkins (bs) Hank Jones (p) Milt Hinton (b) Jimmy Campbell (dm)

   
 

New York City, Webster Hall, September 11, 1956, first session

   
a G4PB-7128-12

Great Guns (ew arr)

Vik LX-1070
b G4PB-7129-5

Button Nose (ac arr)

Vik LX-1070
c G4PB-7130-4

Maynard The Fox (ac arr)

Vik LX-1070
d G4PB-7131-14

Somebody Wants Me Down There (bh arr)

Vik LX-1070
       
  Issues

c – Vik EXA-201.

 

all titles – RCA (F) PM 43841, BMG (Jap) BVJJ-2803.
       
  CD

all titles – Bluebird 6455-2-RB, BMG (F) 09026638732, (F) 82876634292 (2 CD set), BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp)

                74321 58110 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

 

 


 

 

 

MAYNARD FERGUSON AN HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich (arr)

   
 

Al DeRisi, Joe Ferrante, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (tp) Maynard Ferguson (tp,v-tb) Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb) Herb Geller (as) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts) Ernie Wilkins (bs) Hank Jones (p) Milt Hinton (b) Jimmy Campbell (dm)

   
 

New York City, Webster Hall, September 11, 1956, second session

   
a G4PB-7132-6

More West (mp arr)

Vik LX-1070
b G4PB-7133-8

That Jones Boy (ma arr)

Vik LX-1070
c G4PB-7134-2

The Wailing Boat (ac arr)

Vik LX-1070
d G4PB-7135-2

Little Girl Kimbi (jm arr)

RCA Victor unissued
       
  Issues

a,c – Vik EXA-201, RCA (F) PM 43841, BMG (Jap) BVJJ-2803.

b – RCA (F) PM 43841, BMG (Jap) BVJJ-2803.

       
  CD

a,b,c – Bluebird 6455-2-RB, BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58110 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

 

all titles – BMG (F) 09026638732, (F) 82876634292 (2 CD set).

 

 


 

 

 

MAYNARD FERGUSON AN HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bill Holman, Willie Maiden, Marty Paich, Ernie Wilkins (arr)

   
 

Joe Ferrante, Stan Fishelson, Al Stewart (tp) Maynard Ferguson (tp,v-tb) Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb) Herb Geller (as) Al Cohn, Frank Socolow (ts) Ernie Wilkins (bs) Hank Jones (p) Arnold Fishkin (b) Osie Johnson (dm)

   
 

New York City, RCA Victor Studios, Studio 2, September 24, 1956

   
a G4JB-7136-4

Mogo (bh arr)

Vik LX-1077
b G4JB-7137-5

Early Hours (mp arr)

Vik LX-1077
c G4JB-7138-8

Tell Me Funky (wm arr)

Vik LX-1077
d G4JB-7139-6

Geller’s Cellar (ew arr)

Vik LX-1077
       
  Note

The session logs list Jimmy Campbell (dm) but an attentive listening suggests Osie Johnson and other works also list Osie Johnson instead of Jimmy Campbell.

   

 

 
  Issues

all titles – RCA (F) PM 43841.

       
  CD

a,b,d – Bluebird 6455-2-RB.

 

all titles – BMG (F) 82876555662, (F) 82876634292 (2 CD set), BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58057 2, Fresh Sound

                (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

 

 


 

 

 

MAYNARD FERGUSON AN HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Manny Albam, Jimmy Giuffre (arr)

   
 

Al DeRisi, Joe Ferrante, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (tp) Maynard Ferguson (tp,v-tb) Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb)     Herb Geller (as) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts) Ernie Wilkins (bs) Hank Jones (p) Arnold Fishkin (b) Don Lamond (dm)

   
 

New York City, RCA Victor Studios, Studio 2, September 25, 1956, first session

   
a G4JB-7140-2

Free Lee (ma arr)

RCA Victor unissued
b G4JB-7140-13

Free Lee (ma arr)

Vik LX-1077
c G4JB-7141-1

Say It With Trumpets (jg arr)

RCA Victor unissued
d G4JB-7141-13&14

Say It With Trumpets (jg arr)

Vik LX-1077
e G4JB-7142-17&20

You Said It (ma arr)

Vik LX-1077
       
  Note

The session logs list Jimmy Campbell (dm) but an attentive listening suggests Don Lamond and other works also list Don Lamond instead of Jimmy Campbell.

Titles d “Say It With Trumpets” and e “You Said It” are composites of two takes.

       
  Issues

b - Vik EXA-216, RCA (F) PM 43841.

d,e – RCA (F) PM 43841.

       
  CD

b – BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58057 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

d,e – Bluebird 6455-2-RB, BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58057 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

 

all titles – BMG (F) 82876555662, (F) 82876634292 (2 CD set).

 

 


 

 

 

MAYNARD FERGUSON AN HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Bill Holman, Willie Maiden, Ernie Wilkins (arr)

   
 

Maynard Ferguson, Al DeRisi, Joe Ferrante, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb) Herb Geller (as) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts) Ernie Wilkins (bs) Hank Jones (p) Arnold Fishkin (b) Don Lamond (dm)

   
 

New York City, RCA Victor Studios, Studio 2, September 25, 1956, second session

   
a G4JB-7143-1

Everybody Moan (ew arr)

RCA Victor unissued
b G4JB-7143-7

Everybody Moan (ew arr)

Vik LX-1077
c G4JB-7144-1

Sleep Softly (bh arr)

RCA Victor unissued
d G4JB-7144-3

Sleep Softly (bh arr)

Vik LX-1077
e G4PB-7146-1

Cervezita (wm arr)

Vik LX-1077
       
  Issues

b,d – Vik EXA-216, RCA (F) PM 43841.

e – RCA (F) PM 43841.

       
  CD

b,d,e – Bluebird 6455-2-RB, BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58057 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

 

all titles – BMG (F) 82876555662, (F) 82876634292 (2 CD set).

 

 


 

 

 

MAYNARD FERGUSON AN HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Johnny Mandel (arr)

   
 

Maynard Ferguson, Al DeRisi, Joe Ferrante, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb) Herb Geller (as) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts) Ernie Wilkins (bs) Hank Jones (p) Arnold Fishkin (b) Don Lamond (dm)

   
 

New York City, RCA Victor Studios, Studio 2, September 25, 1956, third session

   
a G4JB-7145-14

Straight Up (jg arr)

Vik LX-1077
b G4JB-7147-2

Nightmare Alley (hg arr)

RCA Victor unissued
c G4JB-7147-4

Nightmare Alley (hg arr)

Vik LX-1077
d G4PB-7135-5

Little Girl Kimbi (jm arr)

RCA Victor unissued
e G4PB-7135-10

Little Girl Kimbi (jm arr)

Vik LX-1070
       
  Note

Titles d & e “Little Girl Kimbi” are remakes of the same title recorded on September 11, 1956.

       
  Issues

a – Vik EXA-216, RCA (F) PM 43841.

c – RCA (F) PM 43841.

e – RCA (F) PM 43841, BMG (Jap) BVJJ-2803.

       
  CD

a,c – BMG (F) 82876555662, BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58057 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

b – BMG (F) 82876555662.

d – BMG (F) 09026638732.

e – Bluebird 6455-2-RB, BMG (F) 09026638732, BMG/Fresh Sound (Sp) 74321 58057 2, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 470.

 

all titles – BMG (F) 82876634292 (2 CD set).