Call us on: +44 (0)1380 728000
Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Track Listing
CD 1
1.DEEP MEDITATION
2. INTERSECTION
3. LIFESTREAM
4. MOP MOP
5. STAR DUST
6. MCGHEE JUMPS
7. MCGHEE SPECIAL
8. COOL FANTASY PT. 1
9. MAD HYPE
10.RUMMAGE BOUNCE
11. PLAYBOY BLUES
12. AROUND THE CLOCK PT. 1
13. AROUND THE CLOCK PT. 2
14.GEE I'M LONESOME
15. CALL IT THE BLUES
16.THE JIVE I LIKE
17. SWEET POTATO
18. HOGGIN'
19. BLUES A LA KING
20. NIGHT MIST
21. BE-BOP (DIZZY'S FINGERS)
22. TRUMPET AT TEMPO
23. THERMO-DYNAMICS
24. DIALATED PUPILS (HIGH WIND IN HOLLYWOOD)
25. DIALATED PUPILS
CD 2
1. MIDNITE AT MINTON'S
2. UP IN DODO'S ROOM
3. HIGH WIND IN HOLLYWOOD
4. CAKE
5. ZNARG BLUES
6. COOL
7. FLIP LIP
8. BELLE FROM BUNNYCOCK
9. THE LAST WORD
10. THE MAN I LOVE
11.DOROTHY
12. NIGHT MIST
13. COOLIE-RINI
14. NIGHT MUSIC
15.TURNIP BLOOD
16.SURRENDER
17. SLEEPWALKER BOOGIE
18. STOP TIME BLUES
19. YOU
20. MERRY LEE
21. SHORT LIFE
22. IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN
23. BASS C JAM
24. DOWN HOME
25. SWEET AND LOVELY
CD 3
1. FIESTA
2.I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
3. AL'S TUNE
4. HOW HIGH THE MOON PT. 1
5. HOW HIGH THE MOON PT. 2
6. DIMITAR
7. BOP EN VOGUE
8. SWISS VOUNCE
10. NICOLE
11. ETOILE
12. PUNKINS
13. DONNA LEE
14. BIG WILL
15. PRELUDE TO NICOLE
16. BOPERATION
17. THE SKUNK
18. DOUBLE TALK PTS. 1 & 2
19. LO-FLAME
20. FUGUETTA
21. FLUID DRIVE
22. MECIENDO
23. DONELLON SQUARE
24. I'LL REMEMBER APRIL
CD 4
1. MEDLEY : ROYAL GARDEN BLUES, ST. LOUIS BLUES, MOOD INDIGO
2. LADY BE GOOD (RIFFTIDE)
3. HARVEST TIME
4. HOW HIGH THE MOON PTS. 1 & 2
5. STAR DUST
6. BODY AND SOUL
7.12TH STREET BOP
8. THE MAN WITH A HORN
9.PERDIDO
10. ONE O'CLOCK JUMP
11. DON'T BLAME ME
12. STORMY WEATHER
13. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
14. SHABOZZ
15. TRANQUILITY
3 16. FUTURITY
17. JARM
18. ITTAPANNA
19. GOODBYE
Artist:
Howard McGhee
Title:
The Howard McGhee Collection 1945-53 (4CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACQCD7138
Format:
CD
Price £17.99
Howard McGhee was one of the leading trumpeters of the pioneering bebop era, and was named “Best Trumpeter” by Down Beat magazine in 1949. His first recordings were with the bands of Andy Kirk and Charlie Barnet during the early 40s during which time he took part in the experimental bebop sessions at Minton’s Playhouse, and in 1945 he went to Los Angeles with Coleman Hawkins, recording with him and several other leaders there as well as taking part in Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts and tours. He recorded his first sessions leading his own bands during 1945 for the Modern and Aladdin labels. This 4CD set features a substantial proportion of his recordings as a leader or co-leader during a time when he worked prolifically with other leaders as well as with his own bands, from 1945 through to a point in the 1950s where his output became much less consistent as his drug use started to affect his work.
Reviews For The Howard McGhee Collection 1945-53 (4CD)
Jazz Journal October 2019 – Steve Voce
“A wonderful collection by one of the first and most important of the bop trumpeters. In Dizzy’s shadow in every respect, Howard was still a magical player.” – Steve Voce