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Charles McPherson

as, *1939 US, Joplin, Missouri
Musician of Jazz

Charles McPherson (born July 24, 1939) is an American jazz alto saxophonist born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, most notable for his work from 1960 to 1972 with Charles Mingus.McPherson also was commissioned to help record ensemble renditions of pieces from Charlie Parker on the 1988 soundtrack for the film Bird.

  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Tenor sax
  • Flute
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Elena on The Journey by Charles McPherson
Bluebird on Bluebird by Charles McPherson & Dave Pike
From This Moment On - Instrumental on From This Moment On! by Charles McPherson
Nostalgia in Times Square on First Flight Out by Charles McPherson
Matrix on Matrix by Mike Longo
Visa on Bluebird by Charles McPherson & Dave Pike
Manhattan Nocturne on The Journey by Charles McPherson
Embraceable You on Bluebird by Charles McPherson & Dave Pike
Little Sugar Baby - Instrumental on From This Moment On! by Charles McPherson
The Decathexis from Youth (For Cole) on The Journey by Charles McPherson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The JourneyCharles McPherson2015Album
Charles McPherson With Strings - A Tribute To Charlie ParkerCharles McPherson2005Album
The Last Of The Blue Devils - The Kansas City Jazz StoryCount Basie, Big Joe Turner, Lester Young, Paul Quinichette, Charles McPherson, Jay McShann2004Album
Live At The CellarCharles McPherson2002Album
Pussy Cat Dues "The Music Of Charles Mingus"Kevin Mahogany, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Knepper, Dennis Mackrel And The WDR Big Band Köln2000Album
Manhattan NocturneCharles McPherson1998Album
Live At Vartan JazzCharles McPherson1997Album
Come Play With MeCharles McPherson1995Album
First Flight OutCharles McPherson1994Album
BluebirdDave Pike / Charles McPherson1991Album
Blues For RedLarry Vuckovich, Charles McPherson, Dusko Goykovich1985Album
For Sure!Kenny Drew, Sam Noto, Charles McPherson, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler1981Album
Free Bop!Charles McPherson1979Album
New HorizonsCharles McPherson1978Album
Live In TokyoCharles McPherson1976Album
Beautiful!Charles McPherson1975Album
Today's ManCharles McPherson1973Album
Today's ManCharles McPherson1973Album
Serenity / Have You Seen HerCharles McPherson1972Single
Siku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady)Charles McPherson1972Album
What's Going OnCharles McPherson1971Single
Charles McPhersonCharles McPherson1971Album
McPherson's MoodCharles McPherson1970Album
HorizonsCharles McPherson1969Album
From This Moment On!Charles McPherson1968Album
The Quintet/Live! (Recorded Live At The Five Spot)Charles McPherson1967Album
Con Alma!Charles McPherson1965Album
Feelin' Good !Pat Bowie & Charles McPherson1965Album
Bebop Revisited!Charles McPherson With Carmell Jones And Barry Harris1965Album
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