Friday, August 25, 2006
Maynard Ferguson 1928-2006
Maynard Ferguson, one of the greatest jazz trumpeters, died Wednesday, August 23, after a short illness. Maynard's trademark was the ability to hit really high notes, and he made the pop charts with his Grammy-nominated version of "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)". He had recently recorded an album, which will be released later this year. The music world has certainly lost one of its greatest, and music lovers all over will miss him and his talent very much.
For information about Maynard Ferguson, and to listen to some sound clips, visit his official website: www.maynardferguson.com.