Lee Morgan

Unforgettable Lee! Live at Birdland (2-CD)

Fresh Sound Records

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

Reference: FSRCD 357

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.

01. The Chess Players (Shorter) 10:19
02. This Here (Timmons) 9:25
03. The Midget (Morgan) 12:28
04. Nelly Bly (Shorter) 7:39
05. Along Came Betty (Golson) 8:14
06. Dat Dere (Timmons) 10:08
07. This Here (Timmons) 10:24
08. Justice (Monk) 3:13
09. Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) 6:56

01. Lester Left Town (Shorter) 13:05
02. Noise in the Attic (Shorter) 12:30
03. So Tired (Timmons) 9:48
04. It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen-Harburg-Rose) 8:40
05. This Here (Timmons) 10:05
06. Sakeenas Vision (Shorter) 8:27
07. Koko's Waltz (Morgan) 11:08

Album details

Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Bobby Timmons (piano), Walter Davis Jr. (piano on #1, CD-2), Jymie Merritt (bass), Art Blakey (drums).
Recorded Live at Birdland, New York City, 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)

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

14,95 €  (tax incl.)

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