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In the fall of 1969, Maynard Ferguson toured Europe with a great book of arrangements and a clutch of American players, adding top local musicians along the way. On Nov. 29, he was in Vienna at the Konzerthaus, a formal hall that dates back to 1913. The band included Maynard Ferguson (tp, vtb), Dusko Goykovich (tp), Heinz Hermann (as), Brian Smith (ts, ss), Ferdinand Povel (ts); Pete Jackson (p), Toni Barnthaler (b) and Randy Jones (d).

The songs performed were Take the A Train (arr. Shorty Rogers), Blues (arr. Ernie Wilkins), Watermelon Man (arr. Don Sebesky), Somewhere (arr. Keith Mansfield), The Fox Hunt (arr. Mike Abene), Italian Suite (arr. Don Menza), Got the Spirit (arr. Slide Hampton) and Go East Young Man (arr. Slide Hampton).

Here's a a video that was uploaded last month of the concert in its entirety...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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