Howard McGhee

Also known as H. Mc Ghee, H. McGhee, Haward McGhee, Howard Mc Ghee, Howard McGee, Howard McGhee And The Blazers, Howard McGhee's Orchestra, Howard, McGhee, McGhee

Discography of Howard McGhee:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Sharp Edge 8 Audio 1961 Fontana
2 Jazzbrothers 7 Audio 1978 Storyville
3 House Warmin' 4 Audio 1963 Argo Records
4 Trumpet At Tempo (The Complete Dial Sessions, 1946-1947) 21 Audio 1996 Jazz Classics
5 Jazzbrothers 7 Audio 1978 Jazzcraft Records
6 Maggie's Back In Town!! 7 Audio 1961-08-15 Contemporary Records
7 Bopera - Parts 3 & 4 4 Audio
8 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 64 6 Audio Curcio
9 Howard McGhee Et Milt Jackson 12 Audio 1961
10 Together Again! 6 Audio 1961 Contemporary Records
11 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries 12 Audio 1956 Bethlehem Records
12 Home Run 7 Audio 1979 Jazzcraft Records
13 Sonny Stitt Feat. Howard McGhee 10 Audio 1988 Jazz Life
14 Young At Heart 7 Audio Storyville
15 House Warmin' 2 Audio 1963 Argo Records
16 Maggie's Back In Town!! 7 Audio 1992-03-23
17 On Dial - The Complete Sessions 23 Audio 1995 Spotlite Jazz
18 Maggie 27 Audio 1977 Savoy Records
19 Jazzbrothers 10 Audio 1998 Storyville
20 Dusty Blue 9 Audio 1960 Parlophone
21 Special 16 Audio 1981 Jazz Circle Basel
22 A Date With Greatness 10 Audio 1962 Imperial
23 Maggie's Back In Town!! 7 Audio 1961 Contemporary Records
24 Jazz Concert - West Coast 2 Audio 1984 Savoy Jazz
25 Jazz Concert - West Coast 2 Audio 1957 Regent
26 That Bop Thing 11 Audio 1978 Bethlehem Records
27 Trumpet At Tempo 19 Audio 1976 Spotlite Records
28 That Bop Thing 11 Audio 1982 Affinty
29 Shades Of Blue 8 Audio 1973 Black Lion
30 Bop Sessions 10 Audio 1976 Jazz Live
31 Afro-Cubop 11 Audio 1979
32 Dusty Blue 9 Audio 1961 Bethlehem Records
33 The Connection 7 Audio 1988 Felsted Records
34 Maggie's Back In Town!! 7 Audio Contemporary Records
35 Jazz Concert - West Coast 2 Audio Savoy Records
36 Swinging Lester Young 13 Audio 1957 Intro Records (3)
37 Young At Heart 7 Audio 1983 Storyville
38 Sonny Stitt Featuring Howard McGhee 10 Audio Jazz Life
39 Gene Norman Presents "Just Jazz" 2 Audio Vogue Records
40 Music From The Connection Composed By: Freddie Redd 7 Audio 1996 Iris Records
41 Maggie's Back In Town!! 7 Audio 1964 London Records
42 Sonny Stitt Featuring Howard McGhee 10 Audio Jazz Life
43 The Sharp Edge 8 Audio 1961 Trio Records
44 The Sharp Edge 8 Audio Black Lion Records
45 Maggie's Back In Town!! 7 Audio 1964 London American Recordings
46 The Sharp Edge 8 Audio 1961 Fontana
47 The Return Of Howard McGhee 11 Audio
48 Here Comes Freddy 8 Audio 1990
49 Together Again! 6 Audio
50 The Return Of Howard McGhee 11 Audio 1993 Bethlehem Records


Howard McGhee (b March 6, 1918 Tulsa, OK - d July 17, 1987 New York City) was one of the very first bebop jazz trumpeters, together with [a=Dizzy Gillespie], [a=Fats Navarro] and [a=Idrees Sulieman]. He was known for lightning-fast fingers and very high notes. What is generally not known is the influence that he had on younger hard bop trumpeters, together with [a=Fats Navarro].

Howard McGhee was raised in Detroit. During his career, he played in bands led by [a=Lionel Hampton], [a=Andy Kirk], [a=Count Basie] and [a=Charlie Barnet]. Howard McGhee was the one that brought bebop in California in 1946, a fact that was disapproved by older musicians like [a=Kid Ory].


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