Saturday, August 26, 2006

RIP Maynard Ferguson

Walter Maynard Ferguson born 4 May 1928 died Ventura, California 23 August 2006.

If you have never heard Maynard play high notes - you have sadly missed out on an incredibly talented trumpet player of the highest calibre.

He involved everyone in his music and loved to teach. "A professional is simply an amateur with a job," he said. "Outside influences are fine, but the greatest delight for any musician is when you begin to sound like yourself."

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