He was admired for his unique saxophone sound - frequently described as 'dry', 'dark', and 'gravelly' - as well as his originality as improviser and composer. He was controversial, with one club owner refusing to have him work in his club. He developed a sound reminiscent, but not influenced by, Ornette Coleman. His playing has remained rooted in traditional bop, as well as integrating elements of his native land's folk music.
A multiple ARIA Award winner, McGann received the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award in 1998. He continued his performing career until the very end, playing in his own Bernie McGann Trio and Bernie McGann Quartet (McGann, Warwick Alder, Brendan Clarke, Andrew Dickeson), as well as with other Australian and international musicians.
Bernie McGann died on 17 September 2013 at the age of 76 from complications after heart surgery.
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|Number Of People In Act||4 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||deceased|
|Taken From The Release Titled||McGann Live 81/83|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Move Records|
|Media Servicing Date||2016-10-15|
|Genre 2||Live Performance|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.move.com.au|
|Artist Social Network Page|
|Online Store Page 1||http://www.move.com.au/disc/mcgann-live-81-83|
|Online Store Page 2||http://www.move.com.au/artist/bernie-mcgann|
|Online Store Page 3||http://move.com.au|
|Content Provider||Move Records|