I can't cut and paste any more (I'm just incredibly thankful to have access to YouTube at all) but if you put "Maynard Ferguson Somewhere" into Youtube's search, you'll get an old black and white video of Maynard playing the song "Somewhere" from West Side Story.
I like it, he goes low, he goes high .....
But what's really amazing to me is .... look how he holds his horn! He's holding it by the bottom part of the valves, for the most part, I think just his index finger above the tubes, the tip of is where the ring is, but I also note he's not using the ring. High, low, I looked, and I think it's mostly used low? But I don't see him using it at all.
Question One: Is his method of holding the horn a good one? Because I'm getting tired of cramming my fingers in there between the tubes.
Question Two: How come he's not using the tuning ring? Is he good enough, that he just uses his lips?