August 23, 2022: 16 years ago on August 23, 2006, jazz and trumpet icon Maynard Ferguson passed away. Today, we release this celebration of his music, joy and spirit, thru the tunes he played, with our own twists and treatments. It’s ironic and only fitting we release this 16 min EP today on this 16th anniversary!
So, here is Carl’s Band TËTI (Tribute to Evolutionary Trumpet Icons) and the highly anticipated and chop busting “Maynard Ferguson Spirit Medley”. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did rehearsing and recording this EP!
Long live the Spirit of the great Maynard Ferguson.
Carl Fischer – Trumpet, Soprano Sax, Firebird, Valve Trombone, Flugelhorn, Spoken Word and Vocals.
TËTI Band: (Tribute to Evolutionary Trumpet Icons)
LaRue Nickelson – Guitar
Patrick Bettison – Bass
Luis Alicea – Drums and Percussion
Stephen Wright – Second Trumpet and Vocals on Birdland
Ron Oswanski – Keyboards on Birdland
Kenny Walker – “Skylab” bass on Chameleon and Birdland
Produced and arranged by Carl Fischer
Stephen Wright Co-Producer
Kamau Kenyatta Co-Producer
All Access Recording, Clearwater, FL and Fischmusic Production South, Saint Petersburg, FL
Engineer Doug Johnston
Edited by Ronnie Dee
Mixed by LeMonJello
Mastered by Peter Klett
Released on Fischmusic Records August 22, 2022.