Mourning Maynard

August 25, 2006 at 12:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

One of my favorite trumpeters, Maynard Ferguson, is dead at the age of 78. Maynard’s energetic, high-flying trumpet playing was extremely popular with my peers and me back in high school. I only caught his show live once, when he was 69, at a high school auditorium in Council Bluffs. Seeing a 69 year-old fat man perform with that kind of energy and enthusiasm was a lot of fun.

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foxspit August 25, 2006 at 7:00pm

Hadn’t heard this.  Bummer!

Great video.  Thanks for the link.

D.M.B. August 25, 2006 at 7:43pm

no fracking there.

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