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Maynard Ferguson Meets Miles Davis, Clark Terry, and Clifford Brown

Bret Primack presents a video of an interview he did for JazzTimes with the late Maynard Ferguson from 1998

One of the fascinating things about my work as a journalist and filmmaker is that over the past 35 years, I have interviewed many of the musicians I idolized as a kid.

I started playing in the trumpet in the fourth grade and by junior high school, I had three heroes: Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, and Maynard Ferguson. I was lucky enough to hear Lee live at Slugs’ about a year before he left us, although we never met. Of course I heard Dizzy at gigs and shared time with him backstage at a number of venues, although we never did an interview, article, or liner notes.

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