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Wynton is “Kelly Great”

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The great thing about the Hard Bop era is the endless discovery of great recordings like this album, “Kelly Great.” I found it when searching for albums in which Lee Morgan had participated in. If you are fund of a particular jazz musician and would like to find albums that are not familiar (and there are many in the Hard bop era) then you should go to wikipedia or discogs. This 1959 Wynton Kelly album is a real gem, featuring my favorite trumpet and tenor sax duel ever, Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter, joined by Philly Joe Jones on drums and Paul Chambers on bass. Can’t beat this combination, another unknown classic, enjoy!

About the album:

Pianist Wynton Kelly teams up with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a fine, advanced hard bop date. There are four originals (all virtually forgotten decades later) by Kelly, Shorter and Morgan…….Read More

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