M.F. Horn Two

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M.F. Horn Two
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1972 (1972-01)[1]
Recorded1971 (1971)
GenreJazz, Big Band
ProducerKeith Mansfield
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M.F. Horn Two is a 1972 big band jazz album by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. It features cover versions of many songs that were popular in the years leading up to its production, including: "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes, "Country Road" by James Taylor, "Mother" by John Lennon, "Spinning Wheel" by David Clayton-Thomas and "Hey Jude" by The Beatles.[2] It also features a track called "Free Wheeler" written by another highly regarded jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Kenny Wheeler.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars [1]

"His trumpet playing is frequently brilliant throughout this LP with his English orchestra but not too many jazz purists will be thrilled by his renditions of (popular songs)…"[3]


M.F. Horn Two was reissued on CD in 2007 on Wounded Bird 3170.[4]

Track listing[]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."Give It One" (arr. Alan Downey)Alan Downey/Maynard Ferguson 3:30
2."Country Road" (arr. Keith Mansfield)James TaylorJames Taylor4:39
3."Theme from "Shaft"" (arr. Mansfield)Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes4:56
4."Theme from "Summer of `42"" (arr. Kenny Wheeler)Michel LegrandMichel Legrand4:05
Total length:17:10
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."Mother" (arr. Mansfield)John LennonJohn Lennon5:46
2."Spinning Wheel" (arr. Adrian Drover)David Clayton-ThomasBlood, Sweat & Tears4:24
3."Free Wheeler" (arr. Wheeler)Kenny Wheeler 6:56
4."Hey Jude" (arr. Drover)John Lennon/Paul McCartneyThe Beatles7:31
Total length:24:37


  • Maynard Ferguson: Leader, trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone
  • Trumpets: John Donnelly, Martin Drover, Alan Downey, Mike Bailey, Bud Parks
  • Trombones: Billy Graham, Adrian Drover, Norman Fripp, Derek Wadsworth
  • Saxes: Jeff Daly, Brian Smith, Bob Sydor, Bob Watson, Stan Robinson
  • Drums: Randy Jones
  • Bass/Bass Guitar: Dave Lynane
  • Piano/Electric Piano: Pete Jackson
  • Percussion: Ray Cooper, Harold Fisher


  • Keith Mansfield –Producer
  • Mike Smith –Executive producer
  • Adrian Kerridge–Recording Engineer
  • Mike Ross//Adrian Kerridge –Re-Mix Engineers
  • Karenlee Grant/John Berg –Cover Design
  • Bob Monroe –Photo interpretations
  • Ernie Garside –Sleeve notes, contracting-co-ordination
  • Recorded at , London


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b M.F. Horn Two at AllMusic. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Columbia LP KC-31709, 1972
  3. ^ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide to Jazz, ISBN 0-87930-530-4
  4. ^ M.F. Horn Two (Wounded Bird Reissue) at AllMusic. Retrieved July 2, 2015.

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