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- Released: October 1, 1996
- Label: Concord Records
Down Beat - 1/97, p.563 Stars
- (out of 5) - "Father time has yet to frown on trumpeter Ferguson, who still launches his Holton MF Horn into distant galaxies with disciplined abandon..."
JazzTimes - 3/97, p.85
"...This album finds the band playing solid jazz tunes....Arrangers Tom Garling, Marko Marcinko, Chip McNeill, et al. have caught the brassy Ferguson style perfectly. Their charts (most are quite challenging) and the spirit and expert technique of the ensemble and soloists make this an enjoyable trip indeed."
- 1.You Got It
- 3.The Vibe
- 4.Cajun Cookin'
- 6.She Was Too Good to Me
- 8.Blues from Around Here
- 9.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau: Maynard Ferguson (trumpet, flugelhorn); Matt Wallace (vocals, alto & tenor saxophones); Scott Englebright, Carl Fischer, Larry Foyen (trumpet); Tom Garling (trombone, guitar); Dan Zank (piano, keyboards); Phil Palombi (acoustic & electric basses); Marko Marcinko (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Sound Design Studios, Santa Barbara, California from June 3-7, 1996. Includes liner notes by Maynard Ferguson.
Personnel: Maynard Ferguson (trumpet, flugelhorn); Matt Wallace (vocals, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Tom Garling (guitar, trombone); Christopher Farr (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Larry Foyen, Scott Englebright, Carl Fischer (trumpet); Dan Zank (piano, keyboards); Phil Palombi (acoustic bass, bass guitar); Marko Marcinko (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Dominic Camardella; Phil Edwards .
Liner Note Author: Maynard Ferguson.
Recording information: Sound Design Studios, Santa Barbara, CA (06/03/1996-06/07/1996).
Photographers: Ed Sargent; Harry C. Thomas; Greg Geibel; R. Andrew Lepley.
Arrangers: Marko Marcinko; Chip McNeill; Denis DiBlasio; Alan Baylock; Tom Garling.
Even at the age of 67, Maynard Ferguson shows on this CD that he could still belt out the high notes. His "Big Bop Noveau" band consists of four trumpets, trombonist Tom Garling (who takes a rockish guitar solo on "Birdland"), Matt Wallace and Chris Farr on saxophones, and a rhythm section. With the exception of "Birdland," the music is strictly bebop, with plenty of screaming trumpet and heated playing; Wallace's alto outbursts often take honors. Highlights include "Manteca," "Cajun Cookin'," "Milestones" and a hyper "It Don't Mean a Thing." ~ Scott Yanow