Conte Candoli (tp), Frank Morgan (as), Wardell Gray (ts), Carl Perkins (p), Wild Bill Davis (org), Howard Roberts (g), Bobby Rodriguez, Leroy Vinnegar (b), Lawrence Marable (d), José Mangual, Ralph Miranda, Ubaldo Nieto (perc)
Reference: FSRCD 071
Bar code: 8427328600712
"When altoist Frank Morgan recorded his debut as a leader in 1955, he was being hyped as "the new Bird." Unfortunately, he followed in Charlie Parker's footsteps mostly by becoming an irresponsible drug addict. After 30 years passed, he cut his second album and seriously began his successful comeback. This GNP album features Morgan back at the beginning, performing four numbers with Machito's rhythm section and six other songs with a septet that also includes tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray (heard on his final recordings). Trumpeter Conte Candoli is a major asset on both of these boppish dates, while Morgan shows why he was rated so highly at this point in his career."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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