Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm nightly.
More than a half–century into his professional career, alto saxophonist Charles McPherson remains a potent creative voice in jazz. McPherson logged an epic twelve–year run with the Charles Mingus group (1960–1972) and has released some 25 albums as a leader including Live at the Five Spot (Prestige, 1966) and First Flight Out(Arabesque, 1994). In 1988, McPherson was the featured alto player on the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood’s filmBird. Reviewing his 2015 CD The Journey for AllAboutJazz.com, Robert Bush wrote: “Alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson has few living peers, but even at the age of 75, he shows no signs of slowing down…Blistering post–bop remains McPherson’s signature, but there is also a modernist streak that ripples through his improvising on this disc that can only be heard in terms of things that tingle the spine.”
Charles McPherson – alto saxophone
Brian Lynch – trumpet
Jeb Patton – piano
Ray Drummond – bass
Billy Drummond – drums