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The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions Of Lee Mor by Lee Morgan

This incredible 4-CD boxed set from Mosaic chronicles trumpeter Lee Morgan's complete sessions as a leader in the 1950's for Blue Note. Through the set, one can hear the progression from a Clifford Brown influenced player(although the unmistakable Morgan touch is there) to a fiery, highly inventive soloist that would catapult him to superstardom later on. Morgan is surrounded by all star players that include: Hank Mobley, Arthur Taylor, Philly Joe Jones, Horace Silver etc. and they inspire Lee to perform at a very high level. Highlights include a August 25, 1957 date featuring George Coleman, Curtis Fuller and Art Taylor. As well as a 9/29/57 date(recorded two weeks after John Coltrane's historic Blue Train album) featuring Pepper Adams, Bobby Timmons, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The session produced the album "The Cooker", and it featured a memorable 12/8 take of "Night In Tunisia" . The set has very high quality, clean sound, and beautiful packaging, and a lavish booklet typical of Mosaic. This has very high collectors value as it is only printed to 5,000 copies worldwide. I would suggest trying to order any remaining copies left. Once this goes out of print, this great music may never be available again, but this is a great find!!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Lee Morgan
  • CD Title: The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions Of Lee Mor
  • Genre: Other
  • Year Released: 1995
  • Record Label: Unknown
  • Rating: Four Stars
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