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Offered here is a great one of a kind live photo of the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra from between 1960 and 1965, and signed by both Maynard Ferguson and alto sax player Lanny Morgan.
Both musicians have signed in blue ink.
The photo measures 8x10 and is in good to fair condition, showing some warpage from possible exposure to humid conditions in the past, some mild yellowing and general wear.
The photo would look great framed – what a great classic shot of Maynard Ferguson in action!
The following are brief biographies from the All Music Guide:
When he debuted with Stan Kenton's Orchestra in 1950, Maynard Ferguson could play higher than any other trumpeter up to that point in jazz history, and he was accurate. Somehow he has kept most of that range through the decades and since the 1970s has been one of the most famous musicians in jazz.
A superb altoist who is a bit underrated due to living in Los Angeles and not leading that many sessions of his own, Lanny Morgan grew up in L.A. He worked (starting in 1954) in the big bands of Charlie Barnet, Si Zenter, Terry Gibbs, and Bob Florence, served in the military (which prevented him from joining Stan Kenton) and then spent the 1960-1965 period playing with Maynard Ferguson's Orchestra. After freelancing in New York, he returned to Los Angeles in 1969. Morgan became a busy studio musician, a permanent member of Supersax, and a reliable soloist in big bands led by Bill Berry, Bob Florence, and Bill Holman. Lanny Morgan has led fine albums for Palo Alto (1981), V.S.O.P. (1993), and Contemporary (1996), and he still has few peers on "Cherokee."
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