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Walter "Maynard" Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian-born jazz trumpet player and bandleader.

Maynard's first idol was trumpeter Harry James and he first received his music union card at age thirteen. He left Montreal at age eighteen with close friend and schoolmate, Oscar Peterson and secured a contract recording session work with RCA Victor's prestigious Jazz division.

He came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton's orchestra, before forming his own band in 1957. He was noted… read more

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    I know what I like, and this was it.
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    me gusta escuchar a janis joplin y chuck mangione....gracias...irano.
  • Avatar for Makai2222
    Sat 3 feet in front of the man during a show in 1979, blew my ears and my mind. That cat was the real deal. Fortunate to have experienced one of the truly legendary players of his or any era.
  • Avatar for bomba67
    Геніальний музикант!!!!
  • Avatar for reagan0
    Makes me ecstatic, too, and I'm a saxophone player.
  • Avatar for Belle_ami
    I saw Maynard back in college in the early '70s. Inspirational! Wish I hadn't given the tshirt to my daughter :/
  • Avatar for grandamaluko
    lol i agree..
  • Avatar for Momentum_
    Listening to Maynard makes me absolutely ecstatic as a trumpet player... :D
  • Avatar for rfwebster
    Love Maynard
  • Avatar for Longlivmaynard
    rest in peace maynard..u and doc inspired me to play

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