Thank you, Maynard!

Taken by me onstage during a blazing trumpet cadenza. I believe it was at an "in the round" theatre in Chicago, '78.

Film; "Gonna Fly Now", Theme from ROCKY - from a Big Band show in New Jersey '77-78? Peter Erskine on drums,
John Chiodini on guitar, Bobby Militello on piccolo.

Happy Flo & Maynard '77

Peter Erskine at the session where we recorded AIREGIN for the New Vintage record.

Montreux Summit dress rehearsal - July '77 - What a lineup! Maynard, Ralph McDonald, Woody Shaw, Steve Khan, Janne Schaffer, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Benny Golson & Eric Gale.

Morning, Somewhere, USA. About to get on the bus, with yoghurt.

Overnight Ride (aka "hit & run") photo spoof. Checking in to a motel at 5am. "What? The rooms are not ready?"

Back row L>R; Ron Tooley, Joe Mosello, Mike Migliore & Tony Romano (leaning), Reed Rankin (legs under bus), Eric Traub (leaning). Front row L>R; Billy Deacon, Nick Lane & Dennis Noday.

GJ bass solo with the Maynard Ferguson Band in Japan, late '70s - photo Kim Ferguson

down beat magazine - reader's poll - 12/21/78
pretty unbelievable to make it into the electric bass catagory AT ALL!

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