Howard McGhee

Born: 
03/06/1918
City: 
Tulsa
Region: 
Oklahoma
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/17/1987
Years Active: 
1930's-1980's
Instruments: 
Trumpet
Recorded With: 
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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Howard McGhee was one of the first bebop jazz trumpeters, together with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Idrees Sulieman. He was known for his fast fingers and very high notes. Although born in Tulsa, McGhee was raised in Detroit.

Discography

Released: 1961

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Countrysort descending
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/16/1948 Denman Auditorium Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Howard McGhee Recording Session 05/18/1948 Studio Technisonor Paris Île-de-France France
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/22/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/22/1948 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/29/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/04/1947 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/23/1948 Oakland Auditorium Oakland California USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/24/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/26/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edwards-McGhee Recording Session 05/15/1961 Contemporary Records Studio Hollywood California USA
Freddie Redd Recording Session 06/13/1960 Bell Sound Studios NYC New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/30/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edwards-McGhee Recording Session 05/17/1961 Contemporary Records Studio Hollywood California USA
Jazz Interactions 6th Anniversary 04/25/1971 La Martinique NYC New York USA
Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts 04/29/1947 Pasadena Civic Auditorium Pasadena California USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/05/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Newport In New York '72 07/06/1972 Radio City Music Hall NYC New York USA
The Bopland Boys 07/06/1947 Elks Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/06/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee Quartet / Jimmy Guiffre 3 / Sheila Jordan 04/20/1963 Take 3 Greenwich Village New York USA
Charlie Parker Memorial Concert 03/27/1965 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/07/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee-Fats Navarro Recording Session 10/11/1948 Apex Studios NYC New York USA
Howard McGhee Recording Session 01/23/1950 WOR Recording Studios NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/08/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA

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