Lee Morgan

The Sidewinder (602507438869)

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The Sidewinder

Lee Morgan

Blue Note


LPS 161884




LP 24,78 €

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition

pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal

Lee Morgan’s magnum opus The Sidewinder - recorded in 1963 and release in 1964 - was both a comeback and a coronation. The prodigious trumpeter had debuted on Blue Note in 1956 at the age of 18, but personal problems in the early-60s forced him off the scene temporarily.

His rebound recording turned out to be The Sidewinder, an assured and energetic set of 5 indelible Morgan originals featuring Joe Henderson, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins. The album became his biggest commercial success fueled by the irrepressible title track.


  • Lee Morgan - trumpet
  • Joe Henderson - tenor sax
  • Barry Harris - piano
  • Bob Cranshaw - bass
  • Billy Higgins - drums

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 21, 1963


  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Sidewinder
  • A2. Totem Pole
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Gary's Notebook
  • B2. Boy, What A Night
  • B3. Hocus-Pocus