Eric Miyashiro - Pleiades: A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson (2008)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 438 MB | SCANS - 17 MB
Jazz / Big Band | Label: Village Music Inc | Catalogue No: VRCL 3048
Tokyo-based trumpeter Eric Miyashiro has recorded a truly remarkable Maynard Ferguson tribute. The 10 tracks on this album are comprised of one original, five classic Maynard tunes, and four charts that Maynard played on the road but never ended up on an album.
The never-before recorded tracks include a Nick Lane composition, "River Whale", a Denis DiBlasio arrangement, "O Que Sera", a Chip McNeill composition, "Close the Deal", and the famous Jay Chattaway arrangement of the "Tommy Medley". With beautiful packaging, comprehensive liner notes, and testimonials from Bobby Shew and Maynard's daughter Wilder Ferguson Jacob. Eric manages to capture Maynard's joyful spirit without ever simply imitating Maynard's style.