Smoke Sessions Records New Release “Reverence” Purchase Here

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“The title of Reverence may be intended to reflect the way that McPherson feels towards his late bandmates; it also vividly captures the deep respect felt towards the master saxophonist by his current bandmates – not to mention generations of jazz fans. More than six decades into a remarkable career, few command and deserve our reverence quite like Charles McPherson.”


JAZZ LIVE by Jazz @ Lincoln Center

Charles and McCoy Tyner, both 80 years old the night of this concert in 2019, were honored by the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis with a bevy of new arrangements featuring their compositions. Subscribe to JAZZ LIVE by Jazz @ Lincoln Center and watch as often as you’d like, along with dozens of other great performances. Read more.

“The bebop master is a true alto saxophonist. He plays the instrument with fire, passion and precision.
He can pull your heartstrings with one note, and dazzle you with virtuosity and imagination.
There is only one Bird, one Stitt, one Cannonball—and one Charles McPherson.”

Sherman Irby, Alto Saxophonist with J@LC Orchestra


“Charles is the very definition of excellence in our music. He’s the definitive master of his instrument.
He plays with exceptional harmonic accuracy and sophistication. He performs free-flowing, melodic, and thematically developed solos with unbelievable fire and an unparalleled depth of soul.”

Wynton Marsalis, a long-time admirer

JAZZ DANCE SUITES the buzz: Purchase The Album HERE.

Charles McPhersons Jazz Dance Suites the cover of the new album.

“….the original music had me entranced. Magnificent sounds somewhat inadequate! I doubt there will be a better album released this year. It is just so listenable, so danceable, so everything …”

bebop spoken here – Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Bebop luminary Charles McPherson explores the exciting relationship between jazz and dance art-forms on his new project, Jazz Dance Suites, due out September 25 via Chazz Mack Music.

JAZZIZ, The Week in Jazz

“…alluring lyricism and graceful improvisations are in splendid form on Jazz Dance Suites…” 
J. Murph

Downbeat Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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