McPherson’s Mood

COMPOSERS: Charles Mcpherson
LABELS: Prestige/Original Jazz Classics
PERFORMER: Charles McPherson (as), Barry Harris (p), BusterWiliams (b), Roy Brooks (d)
CATALOGUE NO: OJCD 1947

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Here’s a neglected giant: McPherson’s alto was straight out of Parker’s mood, fierce, bluesy, but quick and insightful enough to cut fresh lines out of familiar texts. This 1969 session for Prestige scintillates throughout, and fellow Detroit native Barry Harris is the ideal pianist. RC