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Lee Morgan

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: July 10, 1938 | Died: February 19, 1972    

Lee Morgan

Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, remaining a member for two years. Beginning in 1956, he began recording as a leader, mainly for the Blue Note label, eventually he recorded twenty-five albums for the company. Morgan's principal influence as a player was Clifford Brown, having had direct contact with him before Brown's premature death.

He was also a featured sideman on several early Hank Mobley records, and John Coltrane's Blue Train. On the latter LP, he even played a bent-up horn like Gillespie's. Joining Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1958 further developed his talent as a soloist and writer. He toured with Blakey for a few years, and was featured on Moanin, which is probably Blakey's best known recording. When Benny Golson left the Jazz Messengers, Morgan persuaded Blakey to hire Wayne Shorter, a young tenor saxophonist, to fill the chair. This classic version of the Jazz Messengers, including Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt would record the classic The Freedom Rider album....
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  • Midtown Blues

    Blue Note
    2012
  • Lee Morgan: Search for the New Land


    2010
  • Lee Morgan: Tom Cat


    2009
  • Lee Morgan

    Blue Note Records
    2008
  • City Lights

    Blue Note Records
    2007
  • Essential Blue - The Classic Of Lee Morgan - Compilation By Tatsuo...

    Blue Note
    2007
  • The Cooker

    Blue Note Records
    2007
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