This was the Maynard Ferguson Band live in Austin, TX. in 1974. A friend of mine gave me the tape he had recorded from his portable tape deck in 1974 at the concert. This was MacArthur Park, and I did some editing to keep it shorter in length. This tune was played as the closer of the 1st half. Lynn Nicholson was playing part of the solo part for Maynard that night.
Our high school band reunion in Fort Worth at Paschal High School in 2013.
Randy is one of the world’s great woodwind players who lives in Dallas. This was at our high school reunion in 2013 at Paschal High School in Fort Worth, TX.
John is a great lead trumpet player who teaches now at USC. He was a year ahead of me in high school, and taught me how to read and phrase jazz compositions. This was at our high school band reunion in Fort Worth at Paschal in 2013.
Jeff Taylor speaks about his time playing lead trumpet with Maynard Ferguson at our grand opening in 2010. Jeff passed away October 18, 2018 suddenly. He will be missed.
One of Maynard’s daughters came to the museum opening in 2010 and answered some questions. It was great to have her there!