Howard McGhee

    Howard McGhee

    • Howard McGhee
    Howard McGhee

    Howard McGhee

    • Howard McGhee

    Howard McGhee

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    Dusty Blue + Music From "The Connection"

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        During 1945-1949, Howard McGhee was one of the finest trumpeters in jazz, an exciting performer with a sound of his own, who among the young bop players, ranked at the top with Dizzy Gillespie and Fats Navarro. The "missing link" between Roy Eldridge and Fats Navarro (Navarro influenced Clifford Brown who influenced most of the post-1955 trumpeters), McGhee originally played clarinet and tenor, not taking up trumpet until he was 17. He worked in territory bands, was with Lionel ... Read more

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