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Maynard Ferguson


Walter "Maynard" Ferguson was a Canadian-born jazz trumpet player and bandleader. 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.

Early life and education
Ferguson was born in Verdun, Quebec (now part of Montreal). Encouraged by his mother and father (both musicians), Maynard was playing piano and violin by the age of four. At nine years old, he heard a cornet for the first time in his local church and asked his parents to purchase him one. At age 13, Ferguson first soloed as a child prodigy with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra and was heard frequently on the CBC, notably featured on a Serenade for Trumpet in Jazz written for him by Morris Davis. Ferguson won a scholarship to the French Conservatory of Music where he studied from 1943 through 1948 with Bernard Baker.

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Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham & Eric Dolphy

Read "Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham & Eric Dolphy" reviewed by Joe Dimino

In honor of Thanksgiving, we produced a powerful hour of jazz affectionately called “Jazzgiving"--a carefully prepared hour of music with all the trimmings. We begin with Maynard Ferguson and move on to Kenny Dorham. We continue to dial up heavyweights with Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker__and {{m: Dave Brubeck. We close out the ...


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Hasaan Ibn Ali: Reaching For The Stars: Solos/Duos/Trios

Read "Reaching For The Stars: Solos/Duos/Trios" reviewed by Doug Collette

Since its inception in 2010, Omnivore Recordings has applied a most stringent set of standards to its archival efforts devoted to the disparate likes of Merle Haggard, Maynard Ferguson and the Posies (and no less so in the occasional preparation and release of new content such as Americana master Peter Case). The label has ...


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A Tale of Two Jazz Humbugs

Read "A Tale of Two Jazz Humbugs" reviewed by Con Chapman

"Humbug" is a little word of great utility that has unfortunately passed out of general usage. It means, according to Webster's Dictionary, “a person who does not live up to his claims; impostor." While it carries the connotation of deception or trickery, it was more generally applied to what we would today call--with less compactness--a pious ...


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Ryan Haines Big Band: Emerald and Sapphire

Read "Emerald and Sapphire" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The last time Ryan Haines recorded a big-band album he had a day gig with the U.S. Armed Services--more specifically, as lead trombonist and chief arranger for the Air Force Falconaires at the USAF Academy, just north of Colorado Springs, CO. That was in 2007, and the album was People and Places (Sea Breeze Jazz), Haines' ...


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Richie Cole, Geri Allen & Vince Ector

Read "Richie Cole, Geri Allen & Vince Ector" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We kick off the 813th Episode of Neon Jazz with drummer Vince Ector leading his Organatomy Trio Plus with a cut from Llive at The Side Door. From there, we hear from his mentor in the late Ralph Peterson. We follow “Bemsha Swing" with music from Leo Sidran, Ben Miller, Jeb Patton and Ellie Martin. In ...


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The Schwager/Oliver Quintet: Senza Reza

Read "Senza Reza" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Canada became the first country beyond the USA to have developed its own vibrant jazz scene. What do major jazz artists like Oscar Peterson, Maynard Ferguson, Gil Evans, Rob McConnell and Diana Krall have in common? They're all Canadians, like the players of The Schwagger/Oliver Quintet presenting their debut on Senza Resa, an Italian phrase meaning ...


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Ezra Collective's Femi Koleoso: On Tony Allen and UK jazz today

Read "Ezra Collective's Femi Koleoso: On Tony Allen and UK jazz today" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Of all the artists to emerge from the overbaked “UK jazz explosion" of recent years, Ezra Collective are arguably the greatest crossover success--based on Spotify stats and tour bookings, anyway. And while the juggernaut of early hype may have worn itself out, things are only looking rosier in 2023: The barrier-busting London quintet is currently gearing ...


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Wayne Shorter remembered as Jazz's Shaman Of Musical Influence

Read "Wayne Shorter remembered as Jazz's Shaman Of Musical Influence" reviewed by Doug Hall

The voice, tone, phrasing--in effect, the signature sound of the saxophone has distinguished a number of artists. The late Wayne Shorter, having just passed away at 89, has been a profound force of interpretation on the tenor, and on the soprano--there is no greater master. He remained at the forefront of influence with his instrument and ...


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