Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Sherman Ferguson, R.I.P.



















The song is over.

Drummer Sherman Ferguson died January 22 at his home in California. He was 61. Prior to his work with UCLA's Jazz Studies program, Ferguson had performed and recorded with dozens of artists, including Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino and Sonny Stitt. In the 1970s, he led the jazz-funk band Catalyst. The Philadelphia-based group's four albums on the Muse label were reissued in 1999 as Catalyst: The Funkiest Band You Never Heard. It's out of print. Ferguson, along with keyboardist Eddie Green, is credited for "A Country Song," an acid jazz time capsule from 1974's Unity. It's so dated it's futuristic.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey there, just stumbled upon this blog from a google search. i have a question about the catalyst release. is there any way you can put it back up? (secretly) i put off buying it for TOO long, and now its out of print. if you have any requests or albums in return youd like, just let me know.
thanks!

Anonymous said...

its ok, i found it. thanks.

Happy In Bag said...

Great stuff, isn't it, Anon? Glad you found it.

Anonymous said...

been looking for a place to download catalyst. Is there a link for a download? thanks for the rockin blog.

Michael R said...

Oh I can't lay my hands on the CD however I try. And Amazon don't send items to my country, for unknown reason. == Happy as you are in the bag, maybe you could upload it?? - I'd be deeply grateful if you'd do. - If you don't I'll keep searchin'!

Regards, Michael R