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Lee Morgan
(b. 7/10/38 - Philadelphia, PA    d. 2/19/72 - New York, NY)

Title: The Sidewinder
Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).
Recorded: 1963
Label: Blue Note
Comments: This soulful and fiery young trumpeter would make a name for himself over a 15 year period for his incredible sound and angular lines. Discovered at age 17 by Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan would go on to fulfilling career as a leader, releasing gem after gem on Blue Note. Until his untimely death in 1972 from a gunshot wound administered by an angry ex-girlfriend, his trumpet playing and soulful compositional skills were admired by his peers and eaten-up by his adoring fans.
Title: The Gigolo
Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Harold Mabern, Jr. (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).
Recorded: 1965
Label: Blue Note
Comments: A perfect example of a typical Lee Morgan CD, The Gigolo reveals the artistry of Lee coupled with the "mainstream" sound that his music could evoke. This CD is simply awesome and a must-have.
Title: Charisma
Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).
Recorded: 1966
Label: Blue Note

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