Maynard Ferguson

Big Bop Nouveau

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Maynard Ferguson broke up his funk combo High Voltage around the time of Big Bop Nouveau's release and put together a 15-piece straightahead group that emphasized swing and big-band-oriented charts. Although there is a throwaway in "Maynard Ferguson Hit Medley," such pieces as "Blue Birdland," "Cherokee," and "But Beautiful" better showcase the remarkable trumpeter. Sidemen include Christopher Hollyday on alto. This is a good all-round showcase for Ferguson.

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