Maynard Ferguson Rare Lost Tapes Found!
(Published: August 08, 2007)
The Lost Tapes new CD Vol. 1.
This series of recordings are from the private collection of Maynards long time Manager/Trumpeter/Friend, Ernie Garside who was responsible back in 1967 in "kick starting" Maynard career, getting him a British band to front, a record deal, tours, and much more!
These tapes were recorded by Ernie, some live at Ernies Jazz Club 43, some were demos but were forgotten about and lay in an old trunk at Ernies house since the early 1970s.
Most of them were on old reel to reel tapes some in good condition some not, with drop out and tape degradation etc, but on listening to these great tracks it was worth all the effort to clean the up and get them out on CD as they contain amazing performances! For more information and sound bites: www.maynardferguson.com
"These recordings are part of a historical document and show just what a marvellous musician Maynard was and contain fabulous trumpet playing throughout!
There will be many, many more Volumes to come, maybe some repeated tunes but all with different arrangements, sparkling solos and ensembles.
On all these CDs you will hear Maynard as you remember him, fantastic sound, amazing technique, and always swinging!
I have some great memories of my time with this amazing musician and friend and I have written my memories down in the CD booklet about the recordings of each track. Also found in the trunk were never before seen photos of Maynard and this too will be in the booklet.
Remember, the best is yet to come……….."
Ernie Garside July 2007.
More Information: http://www.maynardferguson.com
Submitted By: Gary Gillies