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Maynard Ferguson: Brass Attitude

Read "Brass Attitude" reviewed by John Sharpe

Maynard has scaled back the personnel of his orchestra in recent years but his 10-piece Big Bob Nouveau still packs a hefty punch. They provide plenty of brassy backing and rhythmic muscle for Maynard's lip-busting high note gyrations. Although he has recently shown a certain degree of restraint, the seventy-year-old trumpeter is still capable of uncorking ...

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Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau: Brass Attitude

Read "Brass Attitude" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even after traveling the world over, often in primitive conditions, enduring countless one–night stands in towns large and small, and playing lead trumpet in groups of all shapes and sizes, Maynard Ferguson has never wavered in his love for Jazz or lost his enthusiasm for blowing — an enthusiasm that leaps out and grabs you whenever ...

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Maynard Ferguson: Brass Attitude

Read "Brass Attitude" reviewed by Jim Santella

From the session’s opening “Just Friends" to “The Lip," Maynard Ferguson’s powerful high-note chops are in remarkably fine form. From his brassy lower register to his ultra-high leaps, the trumpeter struts and soars before his 10-piece Big Bop Nouveau ensemble. Starting out almost 50 years ago, Ferguson trained in the big bands of Charlie Barnet, Boyd ...