born on 31/10/1944 in Philadelphia, PA, United States
died on 22/1/2006 in La Crescenta, CA, United States
Links www.allmusic.com (English)
Sherman Ferguson (October 31, 1944, Philadelphia January 22, 2006) was an American jazz drummer.
Ferguson first played professionally in the middle of the 1960s, working with Charles Earland and Pat Martino that decade. Concomitantly he worked as a child tutor for the Model Cities program in Philadelphia. He was a founding member of Catalyst, a jazz fusion ensemble, in 1970, remaining with them through 1976. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he became a prolific session musician, playing on albums by Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, and Benny Carter among many others. He formed a trio with John Heard and Tom Ranier, and taught jazz theory at UCLA, UC-Irvine, and Jackson State University. He released a full-length, Welcome to My Vision, on his own label in 2002. In 2006, Ferguson died as a result of diabetes.
With Pat Martino
- Desperado (Prestige, 1970)
- Pat Martino/Live! (Muse, 1972 )
- Consciousness (Muse, 1974)
- Interchange (Muse, 1994)
- Jason Ankeny, [Sherman Ferguson at All Music Guide Sherman Ferguson] at Allmusic
- Listening In: An Interview with Sherman Ferguson by Bob Rosenbaum, Los Angeles, September 1981 (PDF file)