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Charles McPherson

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Here's a link to a great interview with Charles McPherson-it's actually been online for years but is worth checking out. He's a good player to read about and listen to as he's experimented a lot with equipment over the years and has such a beautiful sound. I posted it here as he makes some interesting points about alto sax mouthpiece/instrument combinations.

One of the many things I noticed when seeing him play live was the sheer amount of air he took when he breathing-it felt as though the entire theatre was going to be sucked into his lungs.

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jamiejazz said:
I love that snaky feel he has, moving in front of, behind and all over the beat. It's a very different approach compared to Phil Woods, Jackie Mac, Gary Bartz etc. I also like the way he has a kind of 'romance' in his playing-a lot of younger players don't get to that.
I agree entirely. He has a passion in his playing that's missing today. He has the best alto sound ever.

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