Charles McPherson — Bebop Revisited! (Full Album)

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Bebop Revisited! is the debut album led by saxophonist Charles McPherson recorded in 1964 and released on the Prestige label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Bebop is the thing on this excellent outing as altoist Charles McPherson and pianist Barry Harris do their interpretations of Charlie Parker and Bud Powell. With trumpeter Carmell Jones, bassist Nelson Boyd and drummer Al “Tootie” Heath completing the quintet, the band romps through such bop classics as “Hot House,” “Nostalgia,” “Wail” and “Si Si” along with an original blues and “Embraceable You.” A previously unissued “If I Love You” is added to the CD reissue. McPherson and Jones make for a potent frontline on these spirited performances, easily recommended to fans of straightahead jazz (https://goo.gl/aWixSN).

Track listing:
“Hot House” (Tadd Dameron) – 7:43
“Nostalgia” (Fats Navarro) – 5:24
“Variations on a Blues by Bird” (Charlie Parker) – 6:55
“Wail” (Bud Powell) – 6:04
“Embraceable You” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 7:39
“Si Si” (Parker) – 5:50
“If I Loved You” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 6:17 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel:
Charles McPherson – alto saxophone
Carmell Jones – trumpet
Barry Harris – piano
Nelson Boyd – bass
Albert Heath – drums

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Released: 1964
Recorded: November 20, 1964
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length: 45:52
Label: Prestige
PR 7359
Producer: Don Schlitten

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