Charles McPherson (musician)

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Charles McPherson
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Background information
Born (1939-07-24) July 24, 1939 (age 81)
Joplin, Missouri
InstrumentsAlto saxophone
Years active1960–present
LabelsPrestige, Mainstream, Xanadu, Arabesque
Associated actsCharles Mingus

Charles McPherson (born July 24, 1939) is an American jazz alto saxophonist born in Joplin, Missouri, 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.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Barry Harris

With Charles Mingus

With others


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, M. Charles McPherson discography as leader accessed March 14, 2013

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