Monday, March 27, 2017

Charles McPherson - 1971 - Charles McPherson

Charles McPherson 
Charles McPherson

01. What's Going On 3:28
02. Serenity 7:25
03. My Funny Valentine 7:37
04. Another Kind Of Blues 7:03
05. While We're Young 6:33
06. Bird Feathers 5:10

Alto Saxophone – Charles McPherson
Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Leroy Williams
Electric Guitar – Carl Lynch, Gene Bertoncini
Piano – Barry Harris, Nico Bunik
Trumpet – Lonnie Hilliard

Recorded: June 16-17, 1971

Charles McPherson is in fine form on this self-titled out-of-print Mainstream LP as is ex-Mingus sideman Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet.
Barry Harris and Ron Carter offer their usual strong support as well. McPherson offers up two originals, "Serenity" and "Another Kind of Blues" as well as two standards, "My Funny Valentine" and an up-tempo version of Alec Wilder's "While We're Young".
Charlie Parker is also represented with "Bird Feathers". The only throw away track is "What's Goin' On" which sounds dated and is marred by poorly engineered sound. Thankfully, this is the shortest track on the record.

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