If you were in a high school or college band in the 1970s, you can't help but be a little sentimental at the news today of the death of Maynard Ferguson. Good Lord what a set of chops that man had. He could blow the paint off a hubcap and his prowess at trumpeting was untouched during his time. There is no one like him.
Said Steven Shenkman, his manager, "Gabriel, move over to second trumpet."
And that's all you need to know if you've not heard him or heard of him.
But here's more on one of the most phenomenonally gifted jazzmen the world has ever been blessed to hear.