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Awesome Maynard

The best version of Birdland and MacArthur Park in the jazz genre. Maynard also belts out a wonderful Gospel John on his Chameleon Album. I saw this guy in concert once and was astounded by his music.

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A diverse collection of Maynard Ferguson's sound. 'Round Midnight is my personal favorite. This CD is noteworthy because not only can Maynard play insanely high, but he demonstrates and agility and finesse that is tasteful and refined. A must have for anyone that enjoys jazz.

quality issue

MacArthur Park seems to be clipped at the beginning!


Born: May 4, 1928 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

When he debuted with Stan Kenton's Orchestra in 1950, Maynard Ferguson could play higher than any other trumpeter up to that point in jazz history, and he was accurate. Somehow he kept most of that range through his career and since the 1970s has been one of the most famous musicians in jazz. Never known for his exquisite taste (some of his more commercial efforts are unlistenable), Ferguson nevertheless led some important bands and definitely made an impact with his trumpet playing. After heading...
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