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CHARLES MCPHERSON QUINTET @ JAZZ STANDARD, New York, NY
December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
An event every day that begins at 7:30 am, repeating until December 8, 2019
Charles McPherson – alto saxophone
Yotam Silberstein – guitar (12/5–12/6)
Terrell Stafford – trumpet (12/7–12/8)
Jeb Patton – piano
David Wong – bass
Billy Drummond – drums
“Charles McPherson is the very definition of excellence in our music,” says Wynton Marsalis. “He’s the definitive master on 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.” All of us at Jazz Standard is delighted to be hosting this 80th birthday celebration for this twelve-year veteran of the Charles Mingus bands who made his recording debut as a leader in 1964 with his classic Prestige album Bebop Revisited! “Finding a saxophonist versed in the language of bebop may not provide much in the way of revelatory thrills, but witnessing an authentic master of the art, like the altoist Charles McPherson, can still elicit a genuine spinal chill.” (The New Yorker)
Come and hear the band play Charles’ original compositions for a history-making recording that will be recorded directly after this engagement, on December 9th and 10th. Be a part of history……..