The thirty people interviewed in this book have wildy varied personalities, and this results in thirty unique (and, at times, contradictory) perspectives on the same man.
"MAYNARD!" paints a picture of an amazingly gifted but occasionally naive young man that joined Kenton's band in 1950, and a man that experienced many ups and downs (personally and professionally) by 1978. Through it all, one theme was consistent: Maynard had a natural talent that was unmatched.
"MAYNARD!" is a 240 page paperback, and includes interviews with Charlie Barnet, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Don Ellis, Rufus "Speedy" Jones, Lanny Morgan, Don Menza, Lew Tabackin, Bob Summers, Stan Mark, Dennis Noday, Lynn Nicholson, Joe Mosello, Mike Migliore, Peter Erskine, and more.