The long out-of-print Complete Roulette Recordings of the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra
(Mosaic) is easily my favorite big-band boxed set, followed by the Complete Roulette Studio Recordings of Count Basie
and the Complete Roulette Live Recordings of Count Basie
(both Mosaic and both out of print).
Listening to the Maynard Ferguson
box yesterday, I nosed around on YouTube and found a treat. It's the Ferguson band in 1964 on tour playing Ernie Wilkins
' knockout arrangement of his own composition, Great Guns
. Dig Maynard multitasking those horns...
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