Promise – Charles McPherson

One of Charles McPherson’s more modal compositions, with a melody based on fourths, and catchy rhythm section figures. The theme is developed into an intro played by the whole band, which reappears twice in the head and as an interlude between the solos.

Charles McPherson

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...

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