Living bebop legend

Charles McPherson with Joshua White, Russell Hall, and Johnathan Blake

Monday, July 25

8 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

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Charles McPherson, saxophone
Joshua White, piano
Russell Hall, bass
Johnathan Blake, drums

Sponsored by Jim Harris and Lisa Friedman.

About Charles McPherson

“A singular voice who has never sacrificed the fluidity of his melody making, and is held in high esteem by musicians both long seasoned and young.” —New York Times

One of the living legends of jazz, alto saxophonist Charles McPherson has been a sideman with some of the greatest artists in the history of the music, including Charles Mingus, Barry Harris, Billy Eckstein, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, and many others. Many jazz fans may have marveled at Charles’ mastery without knowing it: He played Charlie Parker’s solo parts in the movie, Bird. Recording regularly for Prestige and Fantasy as a leader, his recordings comprise a veritable history of bebop and post-bop. Charles’ sound is the very definition of jazz, and his masterful playing represents bebop at its highest evolution.

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