Amazon.com Widgets

Joe McPhee

Primary Instrument: Reeds

Born: November 3, 1939    

Since his emergence on the creative jazz and new music scene in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Joe McPhee has been a deeply emotional composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a thoughtful conceptualist and theoretician. Born on November 3, 1939, in Miami, FL, McPhee first began playing the trumpet at age eight. McPhee continued on that instrument through high school and then in a U.S. Army band stationed in Germany; during his Army stint, he was first introduced to traditional jazz. Clifford Thornton ’s Freedom and Unity , recorded in 1967 and released in 1969 on the Third World label, is the first recording on which McPhee appears. In 1968, he began playing the saxophone and since then has investigated a wide range of instruments (including pocket trumpet, clarinet, valve trombone, and piano), with active involvement in both acoustic and electronic music....
read more

  • BUY

    The CjR Years 1969-1974

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2014
  • BUY

    Sonic Elements

    Clean Feed Records
    2013
  • BUY

    Human Encore

    Clean Feed Records
    2013
  • BUY

    Last Notes

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2013
  • BUY

    Red Sky

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2013
  • BUY

    Ithaca

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2012
  • BUY

    Scraps And Shadows

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2012
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

General Articles

CD/LP/Track Review

Live Reviews

Book Reviews

CD/LP/Track Review

Interviews

More articles about

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “Human Encore”

Latest Release

Human Encore

Clean Feed Records (2013)

Events Calendar

Date Event Ticket
Nov02 Trio x
Bop Shop Records
Rochester, NY

Post these events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 492 Views: 16,346 Fans: 7
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the Joe McPhee profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Joe McPhee musician profile.