I enjoy some of the fine altosaxophone of Charles McPherson. I always had the impression that he borrowed some of Bird´s licks, only with a softer sound, maybe a softer reed and more relaxed, like a mellow side of Bird.
But I think most what I have is Mingus-related.
At first listening, and my first Mingus listening experience of course was with Dolphy, McPherson was a bit disappointing to me as a step back, but I enjoyed his ballad contributions on "Mingus at Monterey" and on "My Favourite Quinted". I think I remember he was back with Mingus in the earlier 70´s too .
I don´t think he visited Europe very often after his tenure with Mingus. But one thing I can tell: It must be very enjoyable to play with him. I remember once when I was in the State, some musicians mentioned that "Charles McPherson was in town the week before" and that I thought too bad, I would have liked to meet him.