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Primal Scream


Download links and information about Primal Scream by Maynard Ferguson. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Disco genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 36:09 minutes.

Artist: Maynard Ferguson
Release date: 1976
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Disco
Tracks: 5
Duration: 36:09
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No. Title Length
1. Primal Scream 7:09
2. The Cheshire Cat Walk 10:09
3. Invitation 5:32
4. Pagliacci 5:55
5. Swamp 7:24



An all-star cast assists Maynard Ferguson in this disco-tinged big-band outing. Ferguson's trademark trumpet playing is featured in all its screaming glory, and Mark Colby contributes a couple of high-energy sax solos. "Primal Scream" and "Invitation" sound as though they were lifted right off the mid-'70s disco dancefloor, complete with T.S.O.P.-type strings and pulsing rhythms. "Pagliacci," too, has the disco beat pounding underneath a Jay Chattaway adaptation of an operatic melody, with Bobby Militello featured on an energetic, overblown flute solo. Chick Corea's "The Cheshire Cat Walk" sounds like latter-day Return to Forever, as Corea's synth trades licks with Ferguson's horn over a familiar RTF rhythmic/chordal bassline sequence. The final cut, Eric Gale's "Swamp," stands out because of its reggae beat. This album was an obvious attempt to jump on the disco-funk bandwagon, and serves as a well-played, though dated, document of that era.