Dee Blues – Charles McPherson
Not a blues but very much in D, this funky Latin groove song shows a quite different side of Charles McPherson than some of his more straight-ahead bebop compositions.
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- Recording: Charles McPherson - New Horizons
- Recorded on: September 28, 1977
- Label: Xanadu (149)
- Concert Key: D
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (medium up)
- Alto Sax - Charles McPherson
- Piano - Mickey Tucker
- Bass - Cecil McBee
- Drums - Freddie Waits
On this recording, drummer Freddie Waits plays a funky Latin groove, with the driving momentum he really excels at. This song could also work with a funky 2-feel or half-time groove, with a backbeat on 3—especially considering the bass lines. Our lead sheets show the bass notes and rhythms below the staff.
born on July 24, 1939
With a career spanning over 60 years, Charles McPherson is a living legend of jazz. His highly expressive playing is firmly rooted in the bebop tradition. He was born in Joplin, Missouri and raised in Detroit, where he studied with Barry Harris . McPherson was part of a generation of talented Detroit musicians including trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer, drummer Louis Hayes and trombonist Kiane Zawadi. Like them, McPherson moved to New York in the late ‘50s. Read more...