Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A totally under estimated album
Chris Tarver | Tulsa, Oklahoma USA | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok first of all I have been a Maynard fan since I first heard the blistering "Live at Jimmys" version of MacArthur Park in junior high school and was hooked immediatley. It's My Time in my opinion is a great album that alot of people have dismissed because Maynard isn't in his "bebop jazz mode" persay. I bought this album when it came out after hearing "You can have me anytime" and found the album as a whole to be more than satisfying on every song. anyone who truly appreciates Maynards range as a trumpeter as well as his (in my opinion) best horn section ever including Stan Mark his Ace lead man, should have this CD. I also see this album as a tribute to Maynards drummer for this album, Roberto Petraccia who sadly passed away not long after it's release. Thank You for reading this and a BIG THANK YOU to the people who finally relased more of Maynards best work on CD!!!
Timothy E. Wills | Petersburg, VA United States | 02/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic Maynard Ferguson album. I remember when it came out during my college years in 1980. My dad was a huge Ferguson fan and have gotten everything from New Vintage onward. The two tracks that give the band its excellent status are "Red Creek" and "Spirit of St Frederick" - great arrangements and playing. "Everybody Loves the Blues" is also outstanding. I have always liked the title cut that some dismiss as to "discoish". I love this album and was glad to see it come out on CD. I agree with all who wish for the MF Horn series to come out on CD."
A Nice Album
Screamplayer | Phoenix, AZ | 01/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pretty obscure Columbia release, besides M.F. Horn/3. I really liked this dance/disco LP. It only gets one track on the compilation album "The Essence Of Maynard Ferguson." for the cut "Everybody Loves The Blues." What I thought was really interesting was the track, "An Offering Of Love (Part 1)." This is a pretty neat track to listen to. This album is worth owning. I really wish they would release "M.F. Horn 4 and 5, Live At Jimmy's" on CD!!!!!"