Lee Morgan

Expoobident (37168)

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Expoobident

Lee Morgan

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LPS 157901

37168

JAZZ

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LP 12,39 €

• THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

• 180 GRAM PURE VIRGIN VINYL

• GATEFOLD PACKAGING

• INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

Born in Philadelphia on July 10, 1938, Lee Morgan’s career lasted from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Originally interested in the vibraphone, he eventually showed a growing enthusiasm for the trumpet. His primary stylistic influence was Clifford Brown, who gave the teenager a few lessons before his untimely death in a car accident. Morgan joined the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, and remained a member for a year and a half, until the group was forced to disband in 1958. He began his recording career as a leader in 1956 for the Blue Note label. He would record a total of 25 albums for the company. Morgan joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1958, where he further developed his talents as a soloist and composer. Blakey is heard along with Morgan in Expoobident, presented here, which features a strong hard bop quintet that also includes Eddie Higgins on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone. Morgan’s death was tragic. On the evening of February 19, 1972, he was shot by his girlfriend following an argument between sets at Slug’s, a popular New York City jazz club. He was only 33.

PERSONNEL:

  • LEE MORGAN, trumpet
  • CLIFFORD JORDAN, tenor sax
  • EDDIE HIGGINS, piano
  • ART DAVIS, bass
  • ART BLAKEY, drums

Chicago, October 13, 1960.

Clifford Jordan out on A2.

  • (*) BONUS TRACK:
  • LEE MORGAN, trumpet; BOBBY TIMMONS, piano
  • JYMIE MERRITT, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
  • Paris, France, December 18 or 19, 1958.
  • [From the soundtrack to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent.]

TRACKS:

  • A1 EXPOOBIDENT
  • A2 EASY LIVING
  • A3 TRIPLE TRACK
  • B1 FIRE
  • B2 JUST IN TIME
  • B3 THE HEARING
  • B4 LOST AND FOUND
  • B5 BLUES POUR DOUDOU (*)