April Fool – Willie Maiden

A lyrical ballad with some colorful changes in the bridge.

Willie Maiden

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...

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