Maynard Ferguson plays trumpet on tracks 1, 2, 4-8 and 10-16 and valve trombone on tracks 3 and 9,
On track 1: Ben Webster (ts): with Benny Carter (as. arr): Gerald Wiggins (p): John Kirby (bI: George Jenkins (d). Recorded December 21, 1951 .at Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Original 10” LP issue Ben Webster The Big Tenor EmArcy MG 26006
On Tracks 2-5
Herbie Harper (tb); Bud Shank (as. fl): Bob Cooper (ts, oboe). Bob Gordon (bs. Bcl) Russ Freeman (p) Curtis Counce (b): Shelly Manne (d); Willie Maiden (arr).
Track 3 add possibly Willie Maiden (cl ) and delete Harper.
Recorded February 19. 1954 in Los Angeles
Original LP issue Dimensions EmArcy MG 36044
On Track 6:
Pete Rugolo (arr) with Don Palladino. Ray Linn, Pete Candoli (t): Howard Roberts (g): Joe Mondragon (b): Shellv Manne (d).
Recorded July 10 1956 in Los Angeles
Original LP Issue Pete Rugolo Brass in Hi-Fi , Mercury SR 60044
On track 7
Conte Candoli (t): Milt Bernhart (tb): Herb Geller (as): Nino Tempo (ts): Bob Gordon (bs): Lorraine Geller (p) Red Mitchell (b): Gary Frommer (d): Bill Holman (arr).
Recorded August 26, 1955 in Los Angeles
Originally LP issue Dimesnions EmArcy MG 36044
On tracks 8,10 and 16
Buddy Childers, Ray Linn (t): Bobby Burgess, Milt Bernhart (tb): Herb Geller (as): Bill Holman (ts, arr) Georgie Auld (ts) Bud Shank (bs): Lorraine Geller (p): Ray Brown (b): Alvin Stoller (d)
Tracks 10-12 Buddy Clark replaces Brown.
Recorded November 7 and 10, 1955 and May 7. 1956 in Los Angeles.
Original LP issue Around the horn with Maynard Ferguson EmArcy MG 36076
On tracks 9 and 13-15
Tom Slaney. John Bello. Joe Burnett (t): Bobby Burgess, Jimmy Cleveland (tb): Jimmy Ford, Anthony Ortega (as, ts): Willie Maiden (ts): Tate Houston (bs) Bobby Timmons (p): Richard Evans (b):Larry Bunker (d, vb): Bill Holman (arr).
Track 9 Ernie Wilkins replaces Holman.
Track 13 Al Cohn replaces Holman.
Track 14 Add Irene Kral (vcI) and Willie Maiden replaces Holman.
Recorded August 2, 1957 in New York City
Original LP issue: Boy with lots of brass Mercury SR 60124