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TomNanos
07-19-2006, 01:59 PM
My wife & I attended the Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau show at Manchester High (CT) this past April. Ended up with 2nd row seats, so I borrowed a friend's Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8, since my Canon 70-200mm f/4L wouldn't be bright enough. So I set it at ISO 1600 and f/2.8 the whole night. Here's a couple. Click this link (http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=23) to head to the entire gallery on my site with some more shots from the evening.

Enjoy!
Tom

http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/mf-mhs/wm_normal__MG_3668-02.jpg

http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/mf-mhs/wm_normal__MG_3559-02.jpg

http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/mf-mhs/wm_normal__MG_3547-02.jpg

TomNanos
08-25-2006, 08:41 AM
Just wanted to bump this up. Found out this morning that Maynard passed away yesterday. Glad I got one last chance to see him and hear his music.

RIP Maynard...

Orgnoi1
08-25-2006, 08:44 AM
OUCH I was JUST about to make a kinda funny comment about the first picture... but in reading your new post I will refrain... it DEFINATELY would have been in bad taste if he just died...

RIP

convergent
08-25-2006, 08:53 AM
That is sad... but looking at those first two images, you see that he gave it his everything. Shot number 2 looks like he's about to blow a gasket or something. What did he die of... heart attack?

Orgnoi1
08-25-2006, 08:57 AM
That is sad... but looking at those first two images, you see that he gave it his everything. Shot number 2 looks like he's about to blow a gasket or something. What did he die of... heart attack?

NOW THAT is too funny.... RE: what I was going to say...LOL

convergent
08-25-2006, 09:05 AM
Hopefully I wasn't coming across disrespectfully... it was meant to speak to his passion... (and his lack of healthy condition).

TomNanos
08-25-2006, 09:06 AM
Nope, died of kidney & liver failure from an abdominal infection. It was a short illness.

And you are correct, even at 78 he gave 110%. The show was incredible.

First time I saw him was around 1997 at my family's nightclub up on the UConn campus in Storrs. We had him back 3 more times while we owned the club (sold it in 2000), and he rocked the house (and sold it out) every time. A great person, and an incredible trumpet player.

convergent
08-25-2006, 09:07 AM
Well, going quick is a good thing.

TomNanos
08-25-2006, 09:09 AM
Well, going quick is a good thing.
Yep, I agree, that's the best way to go. I think the press release said he went in his sleep too.

My paternal grandfather went quick - was only in the hospital a week (pancreatic cancer). My maternal grandfather, on the other hand, went much slower - Altzheimers. That's a painful way to go, not only for the person, but also the family.