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Howard McGhee - The Sharp Edge flac album
  • Performer Howard McGhee
  • Title The Sharp Edge
  • Date of release 1966
  • Country Germany
  • Style Bop
  • Other formats MP1 VQF FLAC DTS AAC APE WMA
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1877 mb
  • Size FLAC 1658 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
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Trumpeter Howard McGhee had a bit of a renaissance in the early '60s before slipping back into obscurity. This formerly rare session (reissued on CD by Black Lion) has eight selections (plus four previously unreleased alternate takes) by a quintet featuring McGhee, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Junior Mance, bassist George Tucker and drummer Jimmy Cobb. The trumpeter wrote arrangements for all of the songs (four of which were his originals) and the writing makes the band sound like a regularly working group rather than having the feel of a loose jam session.

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BPM Profile Sharp Edge. Album starts at 114BPM, ends at BPM (-114), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Howard McGhee. Dusty Blue + The Connection.

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This article is a sub-page of the major article about Category:Discography - McGhee, Howard. BLACK LION BLP 60110. This recording has been reissued several times under various labels, but its first incarnation was for Black Lion Records, as BLACK LION BLP 60110, with the cover above. Sharp Edge was recorded on the Black Lion label in 1961 featuring trumpeter Howard McGhee.

A1 Sharp Edge A2 Shades Of Blue A3 Cool A4 The Day After A5 Topside B1 Arbee B2 ILL Wind B3 My Delight. George Tucker, bass - Jimmy Cobb, drums - Junior Mance, piano - George Coleman, tenor sax - Howard McGhee, trumpet. Fontana ‎– 883 906 JCY (Netherlands). Recording date December 8th 1961 NYC. Reissued in UK and US as "Shades Of Blue"(Black Lion ‎– 2460-205,1973,UK, Black Lion ‎– BL-305,US). Thanks to kazuhiro for the addition and snobb for the updates.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sharp Edge
Written-By – McGhee*
A2 Shades Of Blue
Written-By – McGhee*
A3 Cool
Written-By – McGhee*
A4 The Day After
Written-By – T. McIntosh*
A5 Topside
Written-By – McGhee*
B1 Arbee
Written By – Bell
B2 Ill Wind
Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler*
B3 My Delight
Written-By – Freeman Lee

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Stea-Phillips


  • Bass – George Tucker
  • Drums – Jimmy Cobb
  • Liner Notes – Alun Morgan
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Valerie Wilmer
  • Piano – Junior Mance
  • Producer – Chris Albertson
  • Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman
  • Trumpet – Howard McGhee


Recording date: New York City, December 8, 1961

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 883 906 1Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 883 906 2Y

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BLP 60110 Howard McGhee Sharp Edge ‎(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records BLP 60110 Germany 1988
BL-305 Howard McGhee Shades Of Blue ‎(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records BL-305 US Unknown
BLP 30146, 2460-205 Howard McGhee Shades Of Blue ‎(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records BLP 30146, 2460-205 UK 1973
BLCD760110 Howard McGhee Sharp Edge ‎(CD, Album, RE) Black Lion Records BLCD760110 Germany 1988
PA-3146 Howard McGhee The Sharp Edge ‎(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, Trio Records PA-3146 Japan 1979