Howard McGhee

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Howard McGhee (born March 6, 1918, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - died July 17, 1987, New York City, New York, USA) was one of the very first bebop jazz trumpeters, together with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and 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 Fats Navarro.

Howard McGhee was raised in Detroit. During his career, he played in bands led by Lionel Hampton, Andy Kirk, Count Basie and Charlie Barnet. Howard McGhee was the one that brought bebop in California in 1946, a fact that was disapproved by older musicians like Kid Ory.
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LD. 062 Howard McGhee - A Date With … album art James Moody, Howard McGhee, Milton Jackson*, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, J.C. Heard James Moody, Howard McGhee, Milton Jackson*, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, J.C. Heard - A Date With …(10", Album) Vogue Productions LD. 062 France 1952 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Howard McGhee All Stars album art Howard McGhee All Stars / Howard McGhee Howard McGhee All Stars / Howard McGhee - Howard McGhee All Stars (Album, Comp) Blue Note US 1952 Sell This Version
MG 9020 Howard McGhee - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1 album art Dexter Gordon / Wardell Gray / Howard McGhee / Trummy Young / Barney Kessell* / Hamp Hawes*, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* Dexter Gordon / Wardell Gray / Howard McGhee / Trummy Young / Barney Kessell* / Hamp Hawes*, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1(10", Album) Savoy Records MG 9020 US 1952 Sell This Version
ALR 129 Howard McGhee Be bop(10", Album, Mono) Atlantic ALR 129 US 1952 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Howard McGhee Volume 2 album art Howard McGhee Howard McGhee Volume 2 (Album) Blue Note US 1953 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - The Howard McGhee Sextet With Milt Jackson album art Howard McGhee & Milt Jackson Howard McGhee & Milt Jackson - The Howard McGhee Sextet With Milt Jackson (Album) Savoy Records France 1955 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10) album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10) (Album) Clef Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - The Return Of Howard McGhee album art Howard McGhee The Return Of Howard McGhee (Album) Bethlehem Records UK 1956 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries album art Howard McGhee Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries (Album) Bethlehem Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Flip album art Flip Phillips And His Orchestra Featuring Howard McGhee, Benny Green* Flip Phillips And His Orchestra Featuring Howard McGhee, Benny Green* - Flip (Album, Comp) Clef Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - West Coast Jazz Concert album art Dexter Gordon, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Harry Babison*, Howard McGhee Dexter Gordon, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Harry Babison*, Howard McGhee - West Coast Jazz Concert (Album) Regent, Regent US 1957 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Swinging Lester Young album art Lester Young With Howard McGhee, Chico Hamilton, Willie Smith (2), Curtis Counce, Joe Albany, Vic Dickenson, Irving Ashby Lester Young With Howard McGhee, Chico Hamilton, Willie Smith (2), Curtis Counce, Joe Albany, Vic Dickenson, Irving Ashby - Swinging Lester Young (Comp) Score (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue album art Howard McGhee Dusty Blue (Album) Parlophone UK 1960 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Together Again! album art Teddy Edwards / Howard McGhee Teddy Edwards / Howard McGhee - Together Again! (Album) Contemporary Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Maggie's Back In Town!! album art Howard McGhee Maggie's Back In Town!! (Album) Contemporary Records UK 1961 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out album art Howard McGhee Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Album) United Artists Jazz US 1962 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges George Gershwin, Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges - George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess (Album) Ember Records International Ltd UK 1962 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - A Date With Greatness album art Coleman Hawkins, Howard McGhee & Lester Young Coleman Hawkins, Howard McGhee & Lester Young - A Date With Greatness (Album) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
LP-4020 Howard McGhee - House Warmin' album art Howard McGhee And The Blazers* House Warmin'(LP, Album, Mono, Mic) Argo (6) LP-4020 US 1963 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - The Sharp Edge album art Howard McGhee The Sharp Edge (Album) Fontana UK 1966 Sell This Version
30 JA 5173, JA 5173 Howard McGhee - Live Recording At The "Birdland" New York, September 1952 album art Coleman Hawkins Quintet, Roy Eldridge, Howard Mc Ghee* Coleman Hawkins Quintet, Roy Eldridge, Howard Mc Ghee* - Live Recording At The "Birdland" New York, September 1952(LP, Album) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 JA 5173, JA 5173 France 1976 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Maggie album art Howard McGhee Maggie (Comp, Album) Savoy Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Here Comes Freddy album art Howard McGhee And Illinois Jacquet Howard McGhee And Illinois Jacquet - Here Comes Freddy (Album) Pick (2) UK 1976 Sell This Version
Howard McGhee - Jazzbrothers album art Howard McGhee Jazzbrothers (Album) Jazzcraft Records Denmark 1978 Sell This Version
EJ-1056 Howard McGhee - Europa Jazz album art Howard McGhee, James Moody, Zoot Sims Howard McGhee, James Moody, Zoot Sims - Europa Jazz(LP, Mono) Europa Jazz EJ-1056 Italy 1982 Sell This Version

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