Charles McPherson

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson appeared at the club several times in the early days. He made an incredible record with Ross Taggart – piano, Jodi Proznick – bass and Blaine Wikjord – drums. I think the photo might be from that session. It’s simply called LIVE @ THE CELLAR an can be purchased here. I got to know Charles pretty well over those first few years and he always had great stories about one thing or another. One thing about him is that he is a freak when it comes to his saxophone and his equipment. Always changing shit, saying that different key pearls or screws make the sound different. He’s always getting mouthpieces worked on and it some cases ruined but it doesn’t matter what he does he always sound exactly like Charles McPherson!  So burning all the time!  I miss him and should get him back at The Cellar!



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