My very first intro to MF came when I was an 8th grader in 1975 and our new director played MF Horn 2 on the "hi-fi". I don't need to tell you my response....we ALL had it. Anyway the first thing I hear is Give It One. I remember distinctly in the last 24 bars or so the 4 bar trumpet passage with the octave gliss up at the end of it. It didn't just send shivers up and down my spine...it sent friggin LIGHNING BOLTS!!! Now, many , MANY years have passed and my knowledge of MF has grown, but there was one thing I could never figure out. Why is it in all of the THOUSANDS of times I have heard that song, weather it was live, recordings, bootlegs, cover's, etc....have I never heard that 8vA gliss.....why didn't MF ever do it again.
Then...POOF...the other day I was messing around and I had some of the old boot leg concert recordings playing on the computer when THERE IT WAS!!! I put on another, different recording and THERE IT WAS AGAIN!!! That infamaous octave gliss!!
It finally dawned on me...it wasn't a Maynard thing,...he never played that part..... it was a trumpet section thing...it was a LEAD trumpet thing. It was a LIN BIVIONO THING!!
It took me forty years to figure that out!! So, now I gotta ask....why didn't any of the other MF lead players do the gliss?? I know damn well that they were capable of it. Or am I wrong on that, too?