Maynard Ferguson

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Maynard Ferguson, San Francisco 1978

Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz musician and bandleader. He was born in Verdun, Quebec. He came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton's orchestra, before forming his own band in 1957. He was noted for being able to play accurately in a remarkably high register, and for his bands, which served as stepping stones for up-and-coming talent. He died in Ventura, California.

Discography (selected)[change | change source]

  • Jazz Masters 52: Maynard Ferguson (Verve Records, 1951-1957)
  • The New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra (Fresh Sound, 1964)
  • Chameleon (Columbia Records, 1974(P))
  • Conquistador (Columbia Records, 1977)
  • Carnival (Columbia Records, 1978)
  • Live from San Francisco (Rhino, 1983)
  • These Cats Can Swing (Concord Records, 1994) with Tom Garling
  • One More Trip to Birdland (Concord, 1996)
  • Brass Attitude (Concord, 1998)