When Maynard passed away, the Swedish radio asked me to say something about him, directly, live in a broadcast. I was standing in Norwegian river fishing for Salmon when they called me. I wanted to say something about his wonderful trumpet sound, the joy of music, the spirit and soul that he inspired other musicians and listener with. He was not only a high not specialist, he was a fantastic Jazz Artist with a very strong personality in his sound, on stage and in his Spirit. I wanted to pay a tribute to him.
I called my dear friend Ernie Garside, who immediately shouted “Yes! I’ll come over and produce your next CD. Think about it," he said. “I already have," was my reply, “let’s do it."
Here is the result. We have tried to do this music in somehow our own way, but in the SPIRIT of Maynard Ferguson.
We hope you enjoy it. Lasse Lindgren
Lasse Lindgren Big Constellation i Linköping
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