Manny Albam LPs with Maynard Ferguson
VARIOUS ARTISTS, JAZZ CORNUCOPIA -- Coral CRL 57149
This one takes some explaining. It's a 1950s various artists LP on the Coral label and it features the track Home Brew by Manny Albam and His Jazz Greats. Credited on the tune are trumpeters Conti Candoli and "Trumpeter X", with "Trumpeter X" soloing in several places. Now we know that MF often recorded under pseudonyms when performing on record labels where he was not under contract -- for instance, Tiger Brown. For many years MF followers have believed that "Trumpeter X" is MF. I honestly don't know. Whoever it is is very proficient on the horn and it very well could be MF, but I can't guarantee that this is the case. If you want to get a copy and judge for yourself, I'll try to post any here that I find. But understand that this is a very rare LP, and I seldom see a copy.
COPY #1. This is the first, and perhaps the last, copy of this LP that I've ever had to post on the website. The front cover on this one is clean and nice with just a few tiny scrapes. The seams and spine are super except for a 3" seam split at upper right. On the back there's a little staining in places. Overall, this is an EX- cover. The vinyl has quite a few light parallel scratches in places, so I played the track Home Brew and it sounds quite good, with just a very little background noise. Overall, the disc is VG, but the track with MF plays EX or better. Overall, this one is VG+. Due to its rarity it's $30.00.
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