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Charles Mcpherson - Remembering Charlie Parker
Jazzhus Montmartre
D. 08.07.2011 Kl. 20:00

Line up:
Charles McPherson (sax / US)
Søren Kristiansen (piano / DK)
Thomas Ovesen (bass / DK)
Alex Riel (drums / DK)

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson’s career has in many ways developed under the spell of Charlie Parker aka Bird, as he was one of the few that could actually grasp the core of Parker’s music and convert it into his own playing. (McPherson was also featured in Clint Eastwood’s motion picture ‘Bird’ on those tracks that are not played by Charlie Parker). Moving into a post-Bird bop period, McPherson has played in several of Charles Mingus’ bands, and also toured with his own compositions and arrangements, in between featuring jazz greats like Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton and Nat Adderley. In a rare and unique set-up McPherson enters the scene with a line-up of local Danish top musicians with Søren Kristiansen on piano, Thomas Ovesen on bass and Alex Riel on drums.-M-