Boy with Lots of Brass is a 1957 album by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson featuring singer Irene Kral. Give Me the Simple Life" (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby) - 2:34. My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 4:00. The Lamp Is Low" (Peter DeRose, Bert Shefter) - 3:24. Imagination" (Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:55.
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Give Me the Simple Life, 02:34. Jeepers Creepers, 02:32.
Conquistador is the ninth album by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson on Columbia Records. The album is notable for its inclusion of the hit single "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky")". Bob James produced it (Primal Scream) and made it with all the New York heavies (Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Eric Gale, et al). It did very well for a crossover album, but the guys on the band were a little upset about the fact that they weren't on i.
Primary Artist, Trombone (Valve), Trumpet. Maynard Ferguson & His Orchestra.
After his specially assembled "Birdland Dreamband" broke up, trumpeter Maynard Ferguson put together a regular big band that would exist for the next decade. This Mercury LP features his 13-piece unit at a time that it featured trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, Willie Maiden on tenor, altoists Jimmy Ford and Anthony Ortega, pianist Bobby Timmons and singer Irene Kral; the latter is heard on four of the dozen standards that make up the album. The arrangements are by Maiden, Al Cohn, Bill Holman and Ernie Wilkins and they show off the talented orchestra and its memorable leader quite well.
Give Me the Simple Life" (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby) - 2:34.
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|A1||Give Me The Simple Life
Arranged By – Maiden*Soloist – Maynard Ferguson, Willie MaidenWritten-By – H. Ruby*, R. Bloom*
|A2||My Funny Valentine
Arranged By – Maiden*Soloist – Bob Burgess, Ferguson*, Maiden*Written-By – Rodgers - Hart*
|A3||The Lamp Is Low
Arranged By – Ernie WilkinsSoloist – Anthony Ortega, Bobby Timmons, Jimmy Ford , Joe BurnettSoloist, Valve Trombone – Maynard FergusonWritten-By – Shefter*, Parish*, De Rose*
Arranged By – Willie MaidenVocals – Irene KralWritten-By – Burke - Van Heusen*
|A5||The Song Is You
Arranged By – Willie MaidenVocals – Irene KralWritten-By – Kern - Hammerstein II*
Arranged By – Al CohnSoloist – Jimmy Ford , Maynard FergusonWritten-By – Warren*, Mercer*
|B1||Love Me Or Leave Me
Arranged By – Al CohnSoloist – Anthony Ortega, Ferguson*Written-By – Kahn*, Donaldson*
|B2||A Foggy Day
Arranged By – Al CohnSoloist – Ferguson*, Willie MaidenWritten-By – G. & I. Gershwin*
|B3||Easy To Love
Arranged By – Bill HolmanSoloist – Bobby Timmons, Jimmy Ford , Maynard FergusonWritten-By – Porter*
|B4||Moonlight In Vermont
Arranged By – Willie MaidenVocals – Irene KralWritten-By – Blackburn*, Suessdorf*
|B5||I Hadn't Anyone Till You
Arranged By – Willie MaidenVocals – Irene KralWritten-By – Noble*
|B6||I Never Knew
Arranged By – Ernie WilkinsSoloist – Bob Burgess, Jimmy Ford , Larry Bunker, Ferguson*Written-By – Kahn*, Fiorito*
- Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Anthony Ortega, Jimmy Ford
- Baritone Saxophone – Tate Houston
- Bass – Richard Evans
- Design – Emmett McBain
- Drums – Larry Bunker
- Piano – Bobby Timmons
- Tenor Saxophone – Willie Maiden
- Trombone – Bob Burgess, Jimmy Cleveland
- Trumpet – Joe Burnett, John Bellow, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Slaney
NotesA stereophonic high fidelity recording.
|MG 36114||Maynard Ferguson||Boy With Lots Of Brass (LP, Album, Mono)||EmArcy||MG 36114||US||1957|
|MVS 3-4||Maynard Ferguson||Boy With Lots Of Brass (Reel, Album)||Mercury||MVS 3-4||US||1960|
|MG 36114||Maynard Ferguson||Boy With Lots Of Brass (LP, Album, Mono)||Mercury, EmArcy||MG 36114||US||1957|
|MG 20556||Maynard Ferguson||Boy With Lots Of Brass (LP, Album, Mono, RE)||Mercury||MG 20556||US||1960|
|MG 20556||Maynard Ferguson||Boy With Lots of Brass (LP, Album)||Mercury||MG 20556||US||1960|