Charles McPherson (musician)

Charles McPherson (musician)
Charles McPherson

Photo by Ed Newman
Background information
Birth name Charles McPherson
Born July 24, 1939
Origin Joplin, Missouri
Genres Jazz
Instruments alto saxophone
Labels Prestige Records
Arabesque Records
Xanadu Records
Associated acts Charles Mingus

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 1960-1972 with Charles Mingus.[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

As sideman

With Kenny Drew

With Clint Eastwood

With Charles Mingus

With Charles Tolliver

  • Impact (Strata-East, 1973)

With Toshiko Akiyoshi


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