Personnel: Maynard Ferguson (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn); Denis DiBlasio (vocals, baritone saxophone); Tim Ries (soprano & alto saxophones); Dan Jordan (tenor saxophone); Hoby Freeman, Hugh Ragin, Alan Wise (trumpet); Chris Braymen, Steve Wiest (trombone); Ron Pedley (piano, keyboards); Matt Bissonette (bass); Gregg Bissonette (drums).
Recorded live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California on May 27, 1983.
Personnel: Maynard Ferguson (trumpet); Dan Jordan (flute, tenor saxophone); Denis DiBlasio (flute, baritone saxophone); Tim Ries (alto saxophone); Hoby Freeman, Hugh Ragin, Alan Wise (trumpet); Ron Pedley (keyboards); Gregg Bissonette (drums).
Audio Mixer: Rik Pekkonen.
Liner Note Authors: Eric Palmquist; Herb Wong.
Recording information: Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood (05/27/1983); The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco (05/27/1983).
Photographer: Tom Copi.
Live from San Francisco was Maynard Ferguson's strongest jazz album in quite a few years. Utilizing a small big band comprised of 12 pieces, Ferguson is in consistently fiery form during a session recorded live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. "Bebop Buffet" (which has quotes from many bop classics) is a high point, and these versions of "Lush Life" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (along with four group originals) are quite enjoyable; baritonist Denis DiBlasio's arrangements are a major asset. ~ Scott Yanow