Howard McGhee

West Coast 1945 - 1947 (UPCD 27.74)

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West Coast 1945 - 1947

Howard McGhee

Uptown

026198277420

UTR 139011

UPCD 27.74

JAZZ

1

West Coast 1945 - 1947

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CD 12,39 €

Although trumpeter Howard McGhee (1918-1987) is a nearly forgotten jazz figure today, he was a highly influential musician in his time, playing and recording multiple dates as a leader with the likes of Charlie Parker. Teddy Edwards, and Sonny Criss, among many others. This new UPTOWN release presents a collection of rare small group broadcasts in excellent sound quality dating from McGhee's most glorious bebop years and is a true feast for the ears. Most of the well known Mosaic box containing the legendary Dean Benedetti recordings of Charlie Parker, consisted of materials recorded during this period while Bird was sitting with McGhee's band. But on those sets, Benedetti stopped the recording machine when everyone but Bird was soloing. This wonderful Uptown release allows us to appreciate the musical context in which those sets were played, showcasing amazing solos by McGhee backed on many tracks by the great Hampton Hawes on piano. Not to miss.

PERSONNEL, LOCATION & DATES:

- HOWARD McGHEE / 1945 RADIO BROADCAST

01. Intro / Night Mist (Theme)
02. A Night in Tunisia
03. Rockin' Chair

HOWARD McGHEE, trumpet
TEDDY EDWARDS, tenor sax
J.D. KING, tenor sax
VERNON BIDDLE,piano
BOB KESTERSON,bass
ROY POTTER, drums
MONETTE MOORE, vocals on track 3

Streets of Paris, Hollywood, December 21, 1945.

- HOLLYWOOD FOUR BLAZES 7 1945 RADIO BROADCAST

04. Dark Eyes
05. Don't Blame Me

ULYSSES LIVINGSTON, guitar
GEORGE CRAWFORD, piano
LAGRAND MASON, bass
DAN GRISSON, drums, vocal on track 5

Streets of Paris, Hollywood, December 21, 1945.

- HOWARD McGHEE / 1945 RADIO BROADCAST

06. Howard's Blues
07. Killin' Jive
08. The Man I Love

HOWARD McGHEE, trumpet
TEDDY EDWARDS, tenor sax
J.D. KING, tenor sax
VERNON BIDDLE,piano
BOB KESTERSON,bass
ROY POTTER, drums
MONETTE MOORE, vocals on track 7

- HOWARD McGHEE / 1945 PHILO RECORDINGS SESSION

09. Mop Mop
10. Intersection (a.k.a. Innersection)
11. Stardust
12. Lifestream

HOWARD McGHEE, trumpet
TEDDY EDWARDS, tenor sax
J.D. KING, tenor sax
VERNON BIDDLE,piano
BOB KESTERSON,bass
ROY POTTER, drums

Philo Records, Hollywood, September 4, 1945

- HOWARD McGHEE / 1946 Melodisc Recordings Session

13. Night Mist
14. Hoggin'
15. Sweet Potato
16. Blues A La King

HOWARD McGHEE, trumpet
TEDDY EDWARDS, tenor sax
J.D. KING, tenor sax
VERNON BIDDLE,piano
BOB KESTERSON,bass
ROY POTTER, drums

Melodisc Records, Hollywood, spring 1945

HOWARD McGHEE / 1947 AFRS Jubilee Transcriptions NOS, 238 & 239

17. Ornithology
18. Body and Soul
19. The Man I love

HOWARD McGHEE, trumpet
TEDDY EDWARDS, tenor sax
SONNY CRISS, alto sax
HAMPTON HAWES,piano
ADDISON FARNER,bass
ROY POTTER, drums

McCormick General Hospital, Pasadena CA, June 1947

INCLUDES 28-PAGE BOOKLET