The Very Best

The Very Best

by Lee MorganLee Morgan


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Hard bop trumpeter Lee Morgan and Blue Note Records had somewhat of a symbiotic relationship in the '50s and '60s, with the label giving Morgan both a home and a center in what was a frequently turbulent life, and with 1963's "The Sidewinder," a left-field pop hit, Morgan gave Blue Note a life-sustaining influx of cool cash. This Blue Note sampler includes "The Sidewinder" as well as other key Blue Note sides (including a couple from Morgan's critically acclaimed 1958 album Candy) and makes a nice introduction to this exciting and too often overlooked player.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724347739927
catalogNumber: 77399
Rank: 40494

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Morgan   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Sonny Clark   Piano
Gigi Gryce   Alto Saxophone
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Barry Harris   Piano
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Higgins   Drums
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Hank Mobley   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor   Drums
Doug Watkins   Bass
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Larry Ridley   Bass
Paul Chambers   Bass
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Harold Mabern   Piano
Ronnie Mathews   Piano
Charlie Persip   Drums
Victor Sproles   Bass,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Andrew Hill   Composer
Lee Morgan   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Benny Golson   Composer
Gordon H. Jee   Creative Producer

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