Chat Transcript Second Half
Chat Transcript - 2nd Half
zesta: its always fun to talk to fellow fans of the greatest instrument (-:
Don: "God's Instrument"
MKeller: I've considered putting a "classifieds" section into my page. I really
need more suggestions from
the public, the sites for you guys! I already have the information! :-)
Jim: Matt: haven't looked at your guestbook (if you've got one). But do you get a lot of
zesta: my Old trumpet teacher has a good page...
zesta: with classifieds and stuff
MKeller: I've had about 21,000 since Jan of 1996. I get about the same traffic as Edo's
site. Have you
guys been there?
Mouthpiece: Jim: MKeller is the hittest of the hits!
Jim: Yeah, Edo's got a great site.
Don: I have an open plea for help. If anyone comes across a copy of THE BEST OF MF on CD
Columbia, please help me acquire it. I can't find a copy anywhere.
Jim: So Edo actually got up there and played along!
MKeller: Yeah, Edo had an AMAZING time with the band, it sounds like!
Jim: Has anyone else ran into different album covers on the same recording?
Scott: So why don't all of us hire Maynard sometime and have an awsome get together some
and jam! A crazed thought!
MKeller: Don: I would check used CD sites on the internet...you can sometimes find some
Jim: But you've got to admit, it's a great shot of MF on horseback!
MKeller: Jim: that photo cracks me up!
Don: I've searched them all! :-(
Mouthpiece: Everyone is invited to pay $100. and we can get MF on his birthday!
Scott: Lets do it!
Jim: He's that cheap???
MKeller: Hmm...and Des Moines is right in the middle of the country! :-)
Mouthpiece: $7500 to 10,500
MKeller: I've heard he's around $5,000 on a weeknight to $10,000 on a weekend...don't know
Mouthpiece: Kasiser got him for around 3500
MKeller: Really? Excellent....
Scott: His Mgt. co. quoted me 10,000 but I talked w/ someone that said 4,000
Jim: Maybe you could get a church for cheap.
Don: Anyone heard anymore about the Columbia stuff being released on CD?
Mouthpiece: A not-for-profit space, on a next day gig is cheap...cheaP...CHEAP...AND all
Scott: Meet in the middle of the country or better yet at his house he he!
MKeller: I think it would be great...we could compile a list of fans that we know, etc...
Anyone want to
Scott: Nothing on the columbia stuff but they should
Scott: I will help out all that I can!
MKeller: Sad to say, but they probably won't until he dies. There's a link to Columbia's
email on my web
page. Give them a piece of your mind, all!
Mouthpiece: MF requires a grand or baby grand or key board, a meal for the band, lodging
Jim: How 'bout a gig with a bunch of guest alumn?
Don: At least we have Mosaic.
Scott: Not to get off the subject, but why hasn'y epic records released any of bill chases
stuff those pigs!
Don: I think the Emarcy recordings would be a great box set.
MKeller: Actually, the first Chase album is on CD now!
Jim: Haven't they?
Don: CHASE is on CD.
Scott: MKeller now way!
Don: ENNEA is next on One Way Records. Don't have a release date yet.
Mouthpiece: All that is needed is 30 good fans at $100. each, a foundation matching grant,
sales at $25. ea. to break even...not including food and fdrinks
Scott: ooops No way!
MKeller: Yep, go to my merchandise section, go to Music Boulevard, and look up Chase.
Scott: I'll do ot
MKeller: Don: No kidding? That's great!
Don: Scott, I'll e-mail you where to get it, its under $15
Jim: Bring the school kids in on buses!
Don: never mind, Matt's got you covered.
MKeller: Fly in the pope! Drive in the president!
Scott: Don thanks scott my e-mail is: @ndrinc.com
Don: The One Way release of CHASE sounds 10 times better than the Japanese import.
Don: Also check out the CHASE CD by Kevin Seeley.
MKeller: Don: Really? I only have the import...you're saying I should get the rerelease?
MKeller: I haven't ordered Kevin's yet, either...how's the sound quality?
Don: YES, Matt - What a difference.
Scott: correction on my email it is; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim: With the set being pretty much the same these days... do you think the band (the
guys) ever just
play any old charts on their own?
MKeller: I doubt it...although I had the pleasure of getting to hang at a rehearsal once,
and they played I
Can't Get Started. This was last summer
Don: Matt, the Seeley CD varies in quality, but is all very easy to listen too.
MKeller: Don: Well, it IS Chase, and we don't have many options!
Jim: I've got it! A concert with 3 versions of his bands. 70's, 80's, 90's.
Don: ENNEA is my favorite, hits you over the head from the start and never lets up.
MKeller: What do you guys think of MF's most recent album?
Don: C'mon guys, what do you like best from the pre-70's MF recordings?
Jim: Don: Blues Roar.
Don: sorry to butt in Matt
MKeller: I find it hard to get into the really old stuff most of the time...althoug some
of the Kenton stuff
is incredible. (Maynard Ferguson, Concerto to End All Concertos)
Don: Yea, Niht Train is fun
Scott: Don: mosasic years for sure
Jim: Does anyone scour record shops for old LPs?
Scott: Yes on occasion
Don: THE BIRDLAND DREAM BAND and the Cameo recordings are worth getting if you don't have
MKeller: Yes, but Des Moines isn't the cultural hub that it's made out to be! :-)
Jim: You're kidding!!
Don: I'm always looking for "THE BALLAD STYLE...." LP.
outhpiece: I keep getting cut off: but I posed a question regarding old stuff: anyone ever
hear NF's first
road show of big-little-bands in late 50's/early 60's?
MKeller: A dude from Mass just sent me a tape of MF playing Rhapsody in Blue with Dorsey,
believe. Sound quality is awful, but playing is amazing, of course
Don: Matt... hmmmmm
Jim: Any concert dates for the midwest this fall?
MKeller: Ed is faxing me current tour dates tomorrow or the next day. Keep an eye out for
Don: Mouthpiece, I haven't - how is it?
MKeller: If you are not on my mailing list, email me your email address to
Jim: How long has Ed been with?
Scott: I've got to head home for now, but just wanted to say this has been great and hope
to talk to all of
you on this chat room again. It's been a pleasure. I will volunteer to head up the Maynard
concert for us
if that's cool with everyone. My e-mail again is: Scott@ndrinc.com
outhpiece: Luck Scott
Jim: Bruce Galloway was doing sound for a long time, where'd he go?
MKeller: Scott, you are all over that one! See you next time!
Don: Are we all getting our dub of "THE BALLAD STYLE..." from the same source or
found a really "Clean" copy or dub yet?
MKeller: Ed's been with since "It's My Time"
Don: later Scott
MKeller: I think Bruce might be with The Letterman now.
Jim: Matt: "It's My Time" ... there was an interesting one!
MKeller: I actually think that It's My Time is vastly underrated. Some of the tunes are
playing is amazing
Don: I agree
MKeller: Don: I think my copy is moderatly clean
Jim: Spirit of St. Frederick is a good tune.
Don: You have the LP?
MKeller: I love Dance to My Heart. It's a guilty pleasure.
MKeller: No, I have a dub.
MKeller: Howdy kwalton
Jim: Was it on LP? I've got the cassette.
Don: It's really amazing how hard it is to find that album.
MKeller: Jim: If you are talking about It's My Time, yeah, it was on LP
MKeller: kwalton: what are you up to tonight?
Jim: It must be a little rare these days.
kwalton: Just checking in on some good chat
Don: You a Maynard Ferguson fan?
kwalton: You Bet!
MKeller: you've come to the right place! How did you hear about the chat? Or are you a
kwalton: Got email
MKeller: I think that "Hot" is underrated, too.
Jim: Do they still call the MF fan letter "Fannadicts for Ferguson?
MKeller: Gabriel is a killer tune.
Don: Matt "reached out and touched you" too
MKeller: Jim: No, they don't. Addict is probably politically incorrect now! :-)
Jim: Gabriel... a reincarnated Gospel John!
MKeller: Yep...with a little more funk
outhpiece: MKeller: when MF was playing with Anita O'Brian and the drummer man, addict was
MKeller: Anito O'Brian? Not familiar...
Jim: Anita O'Day?
outhpiece: Anita O'Day...sorry...the vocaliust w/Kenton
MKeller: Oh! You know, he used to be married to a Kenton vocalist. Kay Brown.
Jim: Kenton... There was an imposing man!
outhpiece: He was over 6 feet standing at the urinal
kwalton: He put out some great christmas music
Don: Speakin of Kenton, how is the sound quality on "LIVE AT CORNELL" and
"LIVE 51 AT THE
Jim: Is it true he willed it that there not be any ghost bands?
Don: yep Jim
Don: NTSU has his library and it takes an act of Congress to see it.
Jim: But there is a get together every year in Souix City, isn't there?
Don: Mike Vax has some sort of get together.
kwalton: Don....you're showing your age....it's UNT
kwalton: Hey I live close...I still call it NTSU
Jim: Has anyone heard the Bob Curnow band's Music of Pat Metheney? If Kenton's band was
the road, I bet they would sound like that.
Don: How is the brass section?
MKeller: I'm playing the Uncle Joe Shannon Soundtrack...anyone have that?
Jim: Matt: got it.
Don: yep, I should listen to it more
Jim: Is Jay Chataway still arranging?
Don: Did you catch my post about Paul Cacia? Great chops, sounds like early MF.
MKeller: Cacia is amazing.
Don: Yes he is!
kwalton: He certainly screams alot
MKeller: He sounds nearly as good as MF, although it's not as impressive, considering that
Don: I could listen to "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" every day, and I almost
MKeller: Sort of the way Alan Wise does.
Jim: Don: what recording of that do you have?
MKeller: You can find Paul Cacia recordings on the New Vintage Music website.
Don: Paul Cacia recorded it. It's the arrangement Jay Chattaway did for MF.
kwalton: Is Diblasio still arranging for M
MKeller: DiBlasio wrote and arranged "Cajun Cookin", which is on the most recent
kwalton: That's right.....I remember now
Don: I didn't realize he did that, cool.
MKeller: Everything Denis touches is gold, in my opinion. I should track down some of his
solo stuff. I
think he's miles ahead of Chattaway.
kwalton: I agree. I used to have his book....Diblasio's Bob Shop
MKeller: Why would anyone sell Bobs? :-)
Jim: Some good Dennis arrangements on Storm, aren't there?
Don: He did a nice recording with Jeff Jarvis.
kwalton: I like Live at SF better
kwalton: How about Bebop Buffet....that is really great!
fci: Don: Do you have a MF WEB page?
Don: Can anyone listen to the first track of "RIDIN' HIGH" and not start
laughing at the trombone solo?
Jim: Don: wish I had that one!
Don: fci - no Matt does!
fci: Don: Do you also have a MF "web page"?
Russ: What is the first track of ridin' high?
kwalton: I don't remember Ridin High.....
MKeller: I just checked my email...I have about 9 emails from people who tried to get in
about an hour and couldn't. Next time, we need to find a better way. IRC, maybe?
Don: THE RISE AND FALL OF SEVEN
kwalton: I had no problem at all
kwalton: How about Bebop Buffet....that is really great!
Jim: Matt:No problem thru Internet Explr.
kwalton: I was late also....maybe that had something to do with it
Russ: Is it on the mosaic set? (fall of seven)?
Don: Yea Matt - Stepphen DeLovelady wanted to join but said he usually can't connect for
MKeller: I think the people had trouble connecting right at 8:00. When they tried, it said
Don: RIDIN' HIGH is not in the Mosaic set.
MKeller: Don: yep, Stephen sent an email
fci: fci joined Maynard chat channel
MKeller: What do you guys think of IRC? Are there enough people out there that know how?
Is there an
available channel, eth?
MKeller: Make that "etc?"
Jim: Matt: Thanks for the chat... leaving for now. Shanti.
Don: By the way, I've got very good copies of all the MF Columbia albums (except Live At
Ballad Style...) if anyone is looking for trades, etc.
MKeller: I need feedback from you folks about this as well as my page. What would you like
added to the web page, what does and does not work, etc...
Don: later Jim
kwalton: gotta go....nice chatting.....really enjoyed the subject. Let's do it again.
[kwalton left channel Maynard]
MKeller: Jim: Thanks a lot for showing up! It was cool!
MKeller: kwalton: see ya next time!
Don: Who is left?
MKeller: type .who
MKeller: 5 of us left
MKeller: Don, Russ, fci, zesta, and myself
fci: Don: Do you have a web page?
Don: not yet
MKeller: Don, you might as well just start saying yes! :-)
Don: I'm working on it with MicroSoft Front Page
fci: U R Not Don S!
Russ: Does Ridin' High have another name as a re-release?
fci: Where were all of the other web pagers' tonite...some 8 to 10 but noone showed-up!
MKeller: Well, Edo's halfway around the world...it's probably the middle of the night
Don: Both are hard to find.
MKeller: Yutaka is in Japan...same deal
MKeller: Collin is on tour with a drum corps (the crossmen?)
MKeller: The rest probably tried to get in! :-)
Russ: I thought so, I have it but it seems to be misplaced- the seracg is on!
Don: I heard from Collin's girlfriend, he says hey.
MKeller: Cool! Collin's a good guy. Most of the other web dudes are very cool...not at all
MKeller: Personally, my favorite MF page is Dave Dee's MF scrapbook. Have you guys seen
Don: Anyone ever get a copy of the Japanes import "COMPACT JAZZ" ?
Don: Dave's page is neat.
MKeller: No, what's on Compact Jazz? Do you know?
Don: great set
Don: let me get it
Russ: Hey Matt- That's my Pagliacci clip on your sounds page- I've gotten many comments on
kwas: Hey Matt, it's me, jeff kwasniewski! Long time no hear from!
Don: drats, can't find the track list - it picks up where Verve Jazz Masters 55 left off
and includes a lot
more tracks from the Emarcy recordings.
MKeller: Russ: me too, man! I made the mistake of putting "I don't even WANT to know
what note that
is", so naturally, I receive about one email a day telling me what note it is.
MKeller: What's up, Jeff? Glad you could make it!
kwas: when r u moving your site to another provider? or r you?
MKeller: kwas: It's actually already there. But, my school account is still up until they
figure out I
graduated. I'll just keep both up until one disappears!
kwas: r u running the mf stuff there or just at the school?
MKeller: I keep both sites equally current, if that's what you mean.
fci: MKeller: How in the world do you manage a "job-paying 8-hour day" and keep
an up-to-date Web
Page at the same time?
Russ: Anyone going to check out the band in NYC next Friday?
kwas: yeah...where's your new site?
fci: Russ: My daughter and MF's daughter will check it out!
MKeller: fci: it's really not that hard. Want to know the secret? Work on it AT work! hee
Don: I got an interesting dub yesterday - Anyone ever heard JAM SESSION-RECORD 100?
MKeller: kwas: http://www.netins.net/showcase/maynard
MKeller: which daughter of MF's?
fci: MKeller: Wilder (married to Chriastian)
kwas: thanks matt.
MKeller: Wilder and Christian are great people. They always take time to talk to me. Your
friends with Wilder?
kwas: I just saw DUES on cd at Camelot yesterday. First time I've seen it since the lp my
friend found at
a garage sale
MKeller: Did you guys all see the interview with Wilder on my page? I still enjoy reading
Don: kwas - hoped you picked it up, it's getting hard to find.
fci: MKeller: My daughter is not friends w/Wilder...she only lives in NYC about a few
blocks away. She
is an acquaintenance of Wynton's from her home state, LA.
MKeller: Have you guys all visited all of the MF sites online?
MKeller: MF's getting quite a web presence these days.
kwas: Matt- I gotta go, but thanks for posting my mf story a while back. When I get
settled here I will
scan the photos in and sent them to you.
MKeller: kwas: no problem, man! I'm glad you could stop by!
Don: The CD "IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING-THE ROULETTE YEARS" is available from CD
PLUS www.cd_plus.com It was only released in Canada.
fci: MKeller: I counted 8 prominent ones...with possibly 2 more? Right?
kwas: c'ya 'round the horn
Don: later kwas
kwas: by Don
MKeller: Yutaka's, Edo's, mine, Collins, Dave Dee's, "The Boss",
gr8music.com....am I missing some?
MKeller: CD Plus, eh? Never heard of it...
Don: It's based in Canada.
Don: It's a real classy CD.
kwas: matt- one last thing- you gotta go and search for stan mark. He is on AOL. Check his
Don: yea, Stan has a cool site!
MKeller: I've seen his site...I've got to link it soon! Gotta love that pic of him on the
kwas: not quite what I remember him as!
Don: I miss his fro!
MKeller: we all miss his fro...that's where he kept his high notes!
kwas: I think his fro was a cover for weed!
MKeller: hee hee
MKeller: It's getting late, MFheads...I may have to head out shortly. Any last topics we
fci: TO ALL: Earlier, it was mentioned that no record seems to be public for the dramatic,
conclusion to the Montreal Games of the early 70's (?). Are there any public TV videos w
sound tracks...and has anyone on this Channel ever seen/heard it?
kwas: gotta go for real! e-mail me some time ! email@example.com
MKeller: No..but Dave Dee saw it!
MKeller: correction on CD Plus. It's cd-plus, not cd_plus
fci: Roger..buenas noches a todas
kwas: stan THINKS he was there
MKeller: cool...see ya!
fci: and as a finale...here comes the 'Cajun Cooking w/appropriate improvisations!
kwas: well, I'm GONNA FLY NOW and go LaFiesta!
MKeller: fci - do I know you? I think you are on my mailing list, because the letters fci
MKeller: D'oh! Nasty title puns!
fci: MKeller: Right on. I have been a fan of yours for some time. Remember Buffalo and the
MKeller: That's who I thought you were. Any word on the little venture we were discussing
Don: This has been fun. Lets do it again. Matt, I'll be in touch.
MKeller: Don: excellent! I'm glad you were one of those who got in! Email me!
Don: Ok - Cya
MKeller: Who's left?
fci: MKeller: if Kaiser could "pull it off w/$3500. plus food and drinks...I am still
looking for the $3500.
which would go to a "fly-in" for web pagers. Am approaching Holten Instruments.
a sm,all sum for such
a big first time meeting!
fci: MKeller: I tho't Don was Don Schaeffer...a MF "web pager" whom you failed
MKeller: I agree...but what is someone's incentive for funding us? I would be glad to
offer them free
advert space on my page for a couple of months. Perhaps some of the other web authors
Would depend on the company though. Dow chemical: no. Holton: yes
MKeller: You mean Ron Schaeffer? I forgot about his...he hasn't updated in a loooong time.
fci: Best of luck in your new life Matt... Married, yet? and PLEASE keep the page!
MKeller: Thanks, man! I will be married in October! You are all invited! :-) MF music will
MKeller: Russ and zesta...you guys still here?
fci: MKeller: why not make it 5 October, 1997! FERGUSON at FERGUSON!
MKeller: Hee hee...sorry...Oct 18!
MKeller: Ok, that wraps up the chat! If anyone is still here! See you next time!
MKeller: Matt Keller, signing off