April Fool – Willie Maiden
A lyrical ballad with some colorful changes in the bridge.
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- Recording: Maynard Ferguson - Six By Six
- Recorded on: September 13-14, 1965
- Label: Mainstream (MR 372)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Trumpet - Maynard Ferguson
- Alto Sax - Lanny Morgan
- Bari Sax - Willie Maiden
- Piano - Mike Abene
- Bass - Ron McClure
- Drums - Tony Inzalaco
Willie played in the Kenton band from 1969 to 1973.
March 12, 1928 – May 29, 1976
An extremely prolific arranger and saxophonist, Willie Maiden was an important figure in the post-bop era. First picking up a saxophone at age 11, Maiden worked with the likes of Perez Prado, Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton. Maiden worked for the Ferguson band for over a decade from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s and arranged alongside all-star contemporaries Johnny Mandel, Bill Holman, Quincy Jones and Ernie Wilkins. Read more...