Lee Morgan

Unforgettable Lee Live at Birdland featured with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers - 2 CD set

Fresh Sound Records

Lee Morgan (tp), Wayne Shorter (ts), Bobby Timmons, Walter Davis Jr. (p), Jymie Merrit (b), Art Blakey (d)

Reference: FSRCD 357_2

Bar code: 8427328603577

An all-around master of his instrument modeled after Clifford Brown, Morgan boasted an effortless, virtuosic technique and a full, supple, muscular tone that was just as powerful in the high register. His playing was always emotionally charged, regardless of the specific mood: cocky and exuberant on up-tempo groovers, blistering on bop-oriented technical showcases, sweet and sensitive on ballads. In his early days as a teen prodigy, Morgan was a busy soloist with a taste for long, graceful lines, and honed his personal style while serving an apprenticeship in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Most of the music heard on this CD is not commonly found on live recordings from this era by Lee Morgan with Art Blakey.


1. The Chess Players 10:19
2. This Here 9:25
3. The Midget 12:28
4. Nelly Bly 7:39
5. Along Came Betty 8:14
6. Dat Dere 10:08
7. This Here 10:24
8. Justice 3:13
9. Night in Tunisia 6:56

1. Lester Left Town 13:05
2. Noise in the Attic 12:30
3. So Tired :48
4. Its Only a Paper Moon 8:40
5. This Here 10:05
6. Sakeenas Vision 8:27
7. Kokos Waltz 11:08

Recorded Live at Birdland, NYC, 1960.
CD-1: April 16 (#6,7,8), April 23 (#4,5,9), May 28 (#1,2), June 4 (#3).
CD-2: June 4 (#1), October 28 (#2,3), November 5 (#4,5), September 11 (#6,7).


$16.95  (tax incl.)

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