Reference: JB 530
Bar code: 8436019585306
This somewhat obscure Lee Morgan set, features the trumpeter with other then-current members of the Dizzy Gillespie big band: trombonist Al Grey, tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell, baritonist Billy Root, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul West and drummer Charlie Persip. With arrangements provided by Benny Golson and Roger Spotts, the music is modern bop for the period. Highlights include the 10 1/2-minute "Dishwater," "Over the Rainbow" and what was probably the first-ever version of Golson's "Whisper Not." Morgan plays extremely well throughout the spirited set, and he was just 18 at the time.
This release contains Lee Morgan's complete "Dizzy Atmosphere" LP, originally cut for Specialty. As a bonus, this CD also includes both of the quintet tracks from Morgan's February 27, 1957 session with Charlie Persip's Jazz Statesmen, and all three tracks from the trumpeter's July 1960 quintet date with Wayne Shorter. Includes 12-page comprehensive booklet.
01. Dishwater 12:05
02. Someone I Know 3:59
03. DDT 4:04
04. Whisper Not 5:55
05. About Time 3:14
06. Day By Day 3:26
07. Rite Of Spring 3:14
08. Over The Rainbow 4:16
09. Whisper Not [Alternate Take] 5:58
10. Reggie Of Chester 4:40 (*) Bonus Track
11. Blues After Dark 7:46 (*) Bonus Track
12. A Bid For Sid 4:27 (*) Bonus Track
13. Suspended Sentence 5:22 (*) Bonus Track
14. Minor Strain 6:21 (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 74:54 min.
Tracks #1-9, from "Dizzy Atmosphere" (Specialty LP-5001)
Tracks #10-11, taken from "Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars -Double Or Nothin'" (Liberty LRP-3045)
Tracks #12-14, taken from "John Coltrane & Lee Morgan -The Best Of Birdland Vol. 1" (Roulette R-52094)
Personnel on "Dizzy Atmosphere":
Lee Morgan (tp), Al Grey (tb), Billy Mitchell (ts), Billy Root (bs), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul West (b), Charles Persip (d).
Recorded in Hollywood, on February 18, 1957
Personnel on "Double or Nothin'":
Lee Morgan (tp), Benny Golson (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Wilfred Middlebrooks (b on #10), Red Mitchell (b on #11), Charles Persip (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, on February 27, 1957
Personnel on "The Best of Birdland, Vol. 1":
Lee Morgan (tp), Wayne Shorter (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jimmy Rowser (b), Art Taylor (d).
Recorded in New York, July, 1960