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Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau: Brass Attitude

The trumpet master-blaster and his tentet put serious attitudinal spins on standards and new compositions. “Just Friends” stars two superbone players, Carl Fischer and arranger Tom Garling. “I Love You” is delivered with a Latin accent and includes an exciting interplay between the horns and drummer Dave Throckmorton.

Ferguson is sparkling throughout, at 70 still playing sky-high runs and punctuations with crystal clarity. The expected East-Indian track is a stirring 16-minute suite, “Misra-Dhenuka.”

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