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Charles McPherson Quartet

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

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, 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

Earlier Event: October 21
Antonio Hart Organ Quartet
Later Event: October 26
Mingus Big Band