Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee (March 6, 1918, Tulsa, Oklahoma – July 17, 1987, New York City) 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.


Demon Chase

Howard McGhee Quartet.

Recorded: Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, California June 26, 1961
Personnel: Howard McGhee - Trumpet, Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Piano, Leroy Vinnegar - Bass, Shelly Manne - Drums.

Shades Of Blue

Drew's Blues

Howard McGhee Drew's Blues Vol.1 - Introducing the Kenny 1953