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King of Jazz Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson Dies

August 25, 2006 at 8:50 PM EST

RAY SUAREZ: The musician Walter Maynard Ferguson died Wednesday in California. Ferguson was a legendary jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Montreal, Canada, in 1928. He was also a Grammy nominee. This number is from his 1998 album, “Brass Attitude.”

That was Maynard Ferguson’s performance of “Knee Deep in Rio.” He died Wednesday at the age of 78.

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