lodestar is the debut original music release by Stockton Helbing, the last drummer and musical director for jazz legend Maynard Ferguson. lodestar is an instrumental album that blends the creativity of jazz music with the accessibility of pop music. The original compositions offer memorable melodies while serving as vehicles for improvisation.
lodestar, released in February 2005, is Stockton’s debut album as a bandleader. lodestar was selected by Maynard Ferguson to be part of his MF Presents series, making Stockton the only drummer and the youngest musician to hold the honor.