Lee Morgan

The Rumproller (80th Anniversary Edition) (602508503122)

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The Rumproller (80th Anniversary Edition)

Lee Morgan

Blue Note

602508503122

LPS 160289

602508503122

JAZZ

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LP 20,64 €

Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

180g vinyl LP

Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman

Theme: Great Miles Reid Covers

After trumpeter Lee Morgan set the music world on fire with the runaway success of his hit soul-jazz single “The Sidewinder” in 1964, many artists tried to duplicate his triumphant feat in search of another boogaloo sensation. Even Morgan himself cooked up funky follow-ups using “The Sidewinder” recipe including “The Rumproller,” which was recorded the next year. Beyond the groovy title tune (which was written by Andrew Hill) the quintet featuring Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Ronnie Mathews on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums traverses diverse territory from the post-bop of “Desert Moonlight” to the calypso of “Eclipso” to the mournful closing ballad “The Lady” dedicated to Billie Holiday. The ingenious album cover design by Reid Miles is a memorable example of the brilliant typography that made his style so influential.

PERSONNEL:

    • JOE HENDERSON Tenor Saxophone
    • LEE MORGAN Trumpet
    • RONNIE MATHEWS Piano
    • VICTOR SPROLES Bass
    • BILLY HIGGINS Drums

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on April 21, 1965

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01 THE RUMPROLLER
  • 02 DESERT MOONLIGHT
  • SIDE B:
  • 03 ECLIPSO
  • 04 EDDA
  • 05 THE LADY