Con Alma!

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Con Alma!
Con Alma!.jpg
Studio album by Charles McPherson
Released 1965
Recorded August 4, 1965
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 44:18
Label Prestige
PR 7427
Producer Don Schlitten
Charles McPherson chronology
Bebop Revisited!
(1964)Bebop Revisited!1964
Con Alma!
The Quintet/Live!
(1966)The Quintet/Live!1966

Con Alma! is the second album led by saxophonist Charles McPherson recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "McPherson and Harris both have their share of fine solos, but Jordan generally takes honors on this set; he is the only musician who was looking beyond bop and playing in a more original style".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Eronel" (Thelonious Monk) – 7:06
  2. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills) – 8:00
  3. "Chasing the Bird" (Charlie Parker) – 7:12
  4. "Con Alma" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 5:31
  5. "I Don't Know" (Charles McPherson) – 8:19
  6. "Dexter Rides Again" (Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell) – 8:10



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 13, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed March 13, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 137. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.