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    Maynard Ferguson's Birthday - paying baritone

    In honor of Maynard Ferguson's Birthday here is is playing baritone:

    Great Guns - also playing valve trombone:

    Also in the song Gospel John:
    Cerveny BBb Kaiser Tuba
    “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven

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    That was great, thanks!

    Every time I hear one of the American-style baritone horns played so well I feel regret for getting rid of the horn I played on as a middle schooler and I feel like hopping on eBay and picking one up. I don't even recall what my middle school horn was. My family bought it used, it had three valves and a removable curved bell, beyond that I have no idea what it was. I'm sure I didn't sound as good as Maynard, ha.

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    Mar 2006
    Hidden Valley, AZ
    Maynard played in a trumpet clinic when I was in college, '73 or 4. He hit some astronomically high note, so loud it hurt your ears, and suffered a split lip.

    The tough guy kept on playing even tho.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original
    2019 Wessex Tornister

  4. Wow!

  5. That clip from 1959 was very cool. I don't think I've even seen anything from him that far back. You could see hints of what he was to become even there. I know it's popular to kind of trash Maynard, but I gotta say, as a kid in the 70s and 80s, I played a lot of his recordings full blast on my stereo, usually on bootlegged cassette tapes. Birdland and of course McArthur Park I think were my favorites.


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