This day (August 23, 2006), in Ojai, California, died Maynard Ferguson, a Canadian jazz musician and bandleader.
Wikipedia : This day (August 23, 2006), in Ojai, California, died Maynard Ferguson, a Canadian jazz musician and bandleader.
Maynard Ferguson : He is also a three-time Grammy Award nominee and Down Beat magazine award winner. Ferguson emerged from big-band swing and worked his way through jazz, bebop, rock, funk, disco, and fusion.
John Himes’ Maynard Ferguson Album Emporium :
@last.fm : 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.
Audio : Birdland . Chameleon . Gonna Fly Now . Macarthur Park . Gospel John . Give It One . Theme From Star Trek . Mister Mellow . La Fiesta . ‘Round Midnight .
Video : You Got It (1996) . In A Mellow Tone (1991) . Birdland . Sesame Street . Gonna Fly Now (1977) . Macarthur Park . Maria (1968) .