American saxophonist Charles McPherson already made a name for himself in 1959 by playing with bassist Charles Mingus at the tender age of 19. He would continue to play with this legend for twelve years. Meanwhile McPherson also released solo albums. Following his debut Bebop Revisited in 1964, great artists like saxophone player George Coleman and pianist Barry Harris played in his group. In 1988 his playing could be heard in the Clint Eastwood film Bird, a biopic about Charlie Parker. He has also toured and recorded with jazz artists like Randy Brecker, Lionel Hampton and Wynton Marsalis. Last year his album Love Walked In came on the market. Besides being a celebrated composer, McPherson is also a sought-after teacher, with students at conservatories like the Thelonious Monk Institute, the Juilliard School and the conservatory in Amsterdam.