Charles McPherson (musician)

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Charles McPherson
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Background information
Born (1939-07-24) July 24, 1939 (age 82)
Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsAlto saxophone
Years active1960–present
LabelsPrestige, Mainstream, Xanadu, Arabesque

Charles McPherson (born July 24, 1939)[1] is an American jazz alto saxophonist born in Joplin, Missouri, United States, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, who worked intermittently with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1974, and as a performer leading his own groups.[1]

McPherson also was commissioned to help record ensemble renditions of pieces from Charlie Parker, on the 1988 soundtrack for the film Bird.[1]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Barry Harris

With Charles Mingus

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Charles McPherson | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, M. Charles McPherson discography as leader, Jazzdiscography.com, accessed March 14, 2013

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