This 1960 album was Lee Morgan’s 8th album and he was only 21 years of age at the time. “Here’s Lee Morgan” can also be considered one of the best Jazz album ever and definitely one of Lee Morgan’s best. But then again, every album he recorded or was part of, was great. This album had an unusual combination, not particularly on drums (Art Blakey) and bass (Paul Chambers) but with the Clifford Jordan (Tenor Sax) and Wynton Kelly. Morgan worked with Kelly and Jordan on a few albums in the late 50’s and very early 60’s. In conjunction with a 3 Hour special (3PM to 6PM N.Y. Time) celebrating Lee Morgan’s 75th Birthday Anniversary this album will be featured. It will continue to be featured for week or so, check the schedule link for all play times. Enjoy!
Please Note: The description below probably is referring to his debut with Vee-Jay records, I think? I’m clearing it up here for the Jazz Con Class Radio listeners, for more accurate information concerning Lee Morgan’s discography and/or any other Jazz artist the listeners should check Jazzdisco.org or even Wikipedia, they do a great when it comes to music.
About the album:
This is a “reissue-plus” of the 1960 debut album (originally on Vee-Jay Records) by jazz trumpet great Lee Morgan. Morgan had one of the sharpest, brashest modern trumpet sounds in the ’60s, right up there with contemporaries Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. On his debut he was in great company: hard bop drum legend Art Blakey (whose Jazz Messengers Morgan was a member of), ’50s Miles and Coltrane pianist Wynton Kelly, bass ace Paul Chambers, and the fine, underrated tenor sax of Clifford Jordan. The program is the usual mix of standards and originals, with a fine-and-mellow version of Frank Sinatra’s ballad “I’m A Fool To Want You.” Wayne Shorter’s sturdy “Running Brook” pointed towards the moody, thoughtful hard bop of the Blue Note era. On his debut, Morgan was still heavily under the sway of Miles and Kenny Dorham…..Read More