Discography

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The Journey - 2015

Charles’ 2015 release “The Journey”

“Expressive, but not over-emotive; passionate, but not desultory, Charles McPherson knows enough about the rules to break them with finesse — and enough about music to make it all brand new, no matter the depth of his musical roots…”  –Nick Deriso.

Click here for the Something Else! review of The Journey.

 1975’s ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Live in Tokyo’ Re-issue CD’s 

Album cover Charles McPhersons 1975 "Beautiful"

Jazz rerelease Charles McPherson "live in Toyko"

“…these albums are so firmly rooted in tradition—old tunes, old-school styles of performance—gives them a timeless quality. Beautiful! and Live in Tokyo aren’t history lessons; they’re just great collections of music.”—Phil Freeman (Read the whole review here.)

Get Beautiful! from Amazon

Pre-order Live in Tokyo from Amazon


 Selected Albums


*Note: International fans, you can purchase the “Love Walked In” album in Japan at Tower or HMV, or in Spain at Quadrant Productions.


List of Complete Leader Recordings

Check out the complete recordings of Charles McPherson as leader (generated Sunday October 2nd, 2011 on jazzdiscography.com).


 Guest Appearances

ArtistRecordingMcPherson plays...
Pat BowieFeelin' Good! (1965)Sax (Alto)
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham Sweet Baby Blues (1984)Sax (Alto)
Eric Dolphy Candid Dolphy (1960)Sax (Alto)
Kenny DrewFor Sure (1978)Sax (Alto)
Various ArtistsEastwood After Hours: Live at... (1997)Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Lionel HamptonFiftieth Anniversary Concert Live... (1978)Sax (Alto)
Lionel HamptonAll-Star Band at Newport (1978)Sax (Alto)
Lionel HamptonLive--50th Anniversary Concert (1978)Sax (Alto)
Lionel HamptonLive at Carnegie Hall (1999)Sax (Alto)
Barry HarrisNewer Than New (1961)Sax (Alto)
Barry HarrisBull's Eye (1968)Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Barry HarrisTokyo: 1976 (1999)Sax (Alto)
Highstream Best of Mainstream Jazz
Billie HolidayBillie Holiday RevisitedSax (Alto), Vocals
Eddie JeffersonCome Along with Me (1969)Sax (Alto)
Ellen JohnsonToo Good to Title (1993)Sax (Alto)
Bobby JonesArrival of Bobby Jones (1972)Sax (Alto)
Sam JonesCello Again (1976)Sax (Alto)
Kevin Mahogany Pussy Cat Dues: The Music of... (2000)Sax (Alto), Soloist
Charles Mingus Thirteen Pictures: The Charles... (1952)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusPithecanthropus Erectus [Atlantic] (1956)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusComplete Candid Recordings (1960)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusMingus! (1960)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusMysterious Blues (1960)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusIn a Soulful Mood (1960)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusLive at Birdland (1962) (1962)Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Charles MingusComplete Town Hall Concert (1962)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusMingus at Monterey (1964)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusPortrait (1964)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusMy Favorite Quintet (1965)Sax (Tenor)
Charles MingusCharles Mingus [CM] (1965)Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Charles MingusMusic Written for Monterey, 1965 (1965)Saxophone
Charles MingusReincarnation of a Lovebird (1970)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusCharles Mingus in Paris (1970)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music (1971)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusWith Orchestra (1971)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusLive at Chateauvallon (1972)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusCharles Mingus and Friends in... (1972)Sax (Alto), Woodwind
Charles MingusMingus at Carnegie Hall (1974)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusSomething Like a Bird (1978)Sax (Alto)
Charles MingusLive at Carnegie Hall (1996)Sax (Alto)
Don PattersonBoppin' and Burnin' (1968)Sax (Alto)
Don PattersonFunk You (1968)Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Michael PetriNoel! Noel! Noel!Arranger
Quink Vocal QuintetCarols Around the World (1989)Arranger
Red Rodney Bird Lives! (1973)Sax (Alto)
Red Rodney Hey, Chood (1998)Sax (Alto)
Charles TolliverImpact (1975)Sax (Alto)
Larry Vuckovich City Sounds, Village Voices (1981)Sax (Alto)
Original Soundtrack BirdSax (Alto)
Various Artists Jazz Giants Plays Horace Silver (1954)Sax (Alto)
Various Artists Monterey Jazz Festival: 40... (1958)Sax (Alto)
Various Artists Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents:... (1991)Sax (Alto)
Various Artists Jazz Life (1992)Sax (Alto)
Various Artists Jazz Hour Special (1996)Sax (Alto)
Various Artists Jazz Giants Plays Frank Loesser (1997)Sax (Alto)
Various Artists Four Decades of Jazz a Musical...Sax (Alto)
Various Artists Great Jazz Artists Play...Sax (Alto)
Various Artists 1999 Ford Montreaux Detroit Jazz...Sax (Alto)