Lee Morgan - Leeway (1960/2008) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Artist: Lee Morgan
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records | Analogue Productions
Release Date: 1960 (BLP 4034/BST 84034)/2008
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: ISO SACD
Recorded: April 28, 1960 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Mastered: Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, California.
This album is unique within Lee Morgan's vast and rich Blue Note discography. With then current employer Art Blakey, band mate Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, the trumpeter abandons time constraints and stretches out on four, soulful, hard-bop compositions (the first and the last are by Cal Massey). These hard bop masters are constantly inspired by Blakey's explosive grooves.
This date was one of trumpeter Lee Morgan's more obscure Blue Note sessions, but fortunately, it has been reissued on CD. Matched with altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Blakey, Morgan interprets two of Cal Massey's compositions, McLean's "Midtown Blues" and his own blues "The Lion and the Wolf." The music is essentially hard bop with a strong dose of soul; the very distinctive styles of the principals are the main reasons to acquire this enjoyable music. --Scott Yanow
1 These Are Soulful Days 9:22
2 The Lion And The Wolff 9:38
3 Midtown Blues 12:06
4 Nakatini Suite 8:09
Art Blakey, drums
Paul Chambers, bass
Jackie McLean, sax (alto)
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Bobby Timmons, piano
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