Happy Birthday Lee Morgan

Today July 10th is jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan's birthday.

If you are unfamiliar with Lee, check out a tune of his called 'Ceora'.
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SIDEWINDER ...... One of the best jazz records of all time !
Happy Birthday Mr. Morgan, and thanks for all the great music over all the years.
Certainly one of my favorite trumpet players of all time. For those who have never read about it, the story of Lee Morgan's death makes for a fascinating story:


In my opinion, Lee Morgan was the best ever on trumpet. Although that's highly subjective, there are many others with the same opinion.

If I were to reccomend tunes by him, the list would be as long as your arm; consequently, I'm just going to mention a recent observation. I was listening to "I Remember Clifford" by Lee, which of course is a tribute to Clifford Brown who was another great trumpeter, when Lee's celestial tone came through; it was like a trumpet tone and timbre from heaven.

Enjoy the music.
Palasr...THAT sir, was a great story! For all of you Lee Morgan fans, please read the story in the link posted by Palasr above.

Lee also did good work with Art Blakey and John Coltrane.

Check out the cut 'Party Time' it's on "The Procrastinator" album.
I will definitely check the link and the music since I am a Lee Morgan fan!
First heard Sidewinder on my brother's 4-track when I was in high school. Right then Lee Morgan became my favorite trumpet player. I also had the great fortune of seeing/hearing him live - in what was one of his last performances - at the L.A. Shrine Auditorium (Rasaan Roland Kirk, Willie Bobo, and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra were on the same card).

That was before I discovered Miles. Over the years I've collected and listened to about equal amount of music of both. Funny thing is, I have never heard or seen anything where Miles acknowledged Lee in any way. He talked about Wynton, said Freddie Hubbard ain't sh**, but never anything about Lee. I wonder what that was about.

A former horn player many moons ago, I so appreciate the legacy of these giants of jazz ... Lee Morgan being one of the greatest ever IMHO.

Strateahed, Miles must have been one of the most egotistical musicians who ever lived; especially in his latter years. I saw him on DVD looking like a genie out of a bottle, in his Arabian Nights outfit, and although the musicians with him were so new that I didn't know any of them, they could blow. ( he never lost his ability to find the best musicians) The sax man was really gittin down, and before he could finish his solo, Miles jumped in sounding like an Ardvark fart; he was name only at that time. No way he would have done that in times past.

I have Miles Autobiography, and not one mention of Lee Morgan.

Enjoy the music.