Various Soundtrack CDs with Maynard Ferguson


JIMMY GIUFFRE, THE COMPLETE 1947-1953 SMALL GROUP SESSION VOLUME 3 (1953) (SPANISH RELEASE) -- Blue Moon BMCD 1048

Here's a relatively rare 1995 Spanish compilation CD of tunes by (and with) clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre. Included on this disc are several tracks recorded for the movie The Wild One, and of course, MF plays on these tracks. Included are Beetle, Chino, Scramble, and The Wild One. These are very, very hard to find!
NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

VARIOUS ARTISTS, CRIME JAZZ: MUSIC IN THE FIRST DEGREE -- Rhino R2 72912/DRC1 1669

Here's a relatively rare 1997 compilation CD of jazz tunes from motion pictures and Television shows in the crime genre. One of them is the track The Wild One, recorded for the movie The Wild One, with Shorty Rogers & His Orchestra, and of course, MF plays on this track. This particular CD is quite hard to find.
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MUSIC FROM THE SOUND TRACK OF THE PARAMOUNT PICTURE PRODUCTION THE ROSE TATTOO -- Sony Music Special Products PEG030 A34282

Here's a relatively rare 1998 CD of the original Columbia soundtrack recording of The Rose Tattoo. MF was, of course, in the orchestra for this one. Tracks include Serafina, Floozie, Lament, etc.
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ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (UK RELEASE) -- Spectrum Music 544 627-2

Here's a rare UK CD of The Man with the Golden Arm original soundtrack. This is a great jazz soundtrack, and MF was in the orchestra for this one. A very, very rare CD!
SORRY. NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

TWO ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDINGS, CRIME IN THE STREETS / DINO (SPANISH RELEASE) -- Jazz in the Movies JM 1001

Here's an interesting 2013 Spanish CD containing two great original soundtracks. These are both great jazz soundtracks, and we think MF was in the orchestra for Crime in the Streets; we're absolutely sure he was in the session for Dino. (The liner notes don't give the full credits for Crime in the Streets, so I'm still not sure. They only list Pete Candoli as a soloist. Either way, it's great jazz.) I predict that they had a very small print run on these, and they will become increasingly hard to find over the years.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $17.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $17.00.

TWO ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDINGS, HOT ROD RUMBLE / MURDER, INC. (SPANISH RELEASE) -- Jazz in the Movies JM 1003

Here's an interesting 2013 Spanish CD containing two great original soundtracks. These are both great jazz soundtracks, and the credits list MF in the trumpet section on Hot Rod Rumble (which we've known for many years). I don't believe he plays on the Murder, Inc. portion of the CD. I predict that they had a very small print run on these, and they will become increasingly hard to find over the years.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $17.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $17.00.
COPY #3. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $17.00.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING, PARAMOUNT PICTURES' FUNNY FACE -- Verve 314 531 231-2

Perhaps one of the most lyrical and interesting soundtracks Maynard played on was Funny Face! It's so wonderful since the music and lyrics are by George and Ira Gershwin, and the two key actors were Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. It's really an incredible musical. This is the 1996 re-issue of the Original Soundtrack. I haven't checked lately, but I believe it's long out of print.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING, JOURNEY TO NEXT -- Lightyear Entertainment 54168-2

John and Faith Hubley are independent film makers who have released many shorts over the years, with soundtracks including many of the best musicians in jazz. Back in 1966, Maynard was doing some studio work in Los Angeles and he got the call to come to a recording session on August 4th at United Recording. Benny Carter had pulled the session together, and they laid down a track called Urbanissimo for one of the Hubleys' short films. Other musicians on this session were Harry "Sweets" Edison, Pete Jolly, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne. Maynard was called on for some high-note soloing in this interesting piece, and we are fortunate that in 1996, 30 years later, Lightyear released this CD containing much of the film music from the Hubleys' career, including this rare track with MF. Really an interesting and important spot for MF, and every serious collector should have a copy.
COPY #1. This one is clean and nice, but there are a few light scratches on the disc surface. So I played it all the way through, and it played flawlessly. Let's call it NMINT, but due to those small scratches, it's just $8.00.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING, LA PRIMA NOTTE DI QUIETE -- Sugar Music SLCS-7265

Here's the RARE, out-of-print Japanese pressing of the Italian movie soundtrack! MF solos beautifully on a number of tracks, and these are VERY, VERY hard to find!!! These have been selling on the internet for around $200.00 per copy. An absolute MUST for every serious MF collection.
COPY #1. Just in, this is the first copy I've been able to find in a very long while. This one is in wonderful condition, almost like new. It's NMINT+. It's complete in every way, and even includes the original obi strip. It's $95.00.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING, UNCLE JOE SHANNON -- Intrada Special Collection Volume 96

For the first time, in 2009, this soundtrack recording was made available on CD. It was issued in a limited edition of 1000, and it was sold out before most MF fans heard about it. It's got excellent liner notes, and the graphics differ from the 1978 LP cover. It's also been remastered by Intrada. I have been able to only find a few copies of this disc at retail prices, and it's already a collector's item.
COPY #1. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $40.00.
COPY #2. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $40.00.
COPY #3. Just in, this copy is used, but was probably only played once. It's just like new, NMINT++. Yours for $38.00.
COPY #4. This copy is MINT, FACTORY SEALED. It's $40.00.
COPY #5. This copy is MINT, but the shrink wrap was loose, so I removed it. It's $39.00.



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