The Sidewinder

Lee Morgan

SKU: 743886

Barcode: 0602507438869

25.00 £25.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released Date: 4th December 2020
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Lee Morgan’s magnum opus The Sidewinder – recorded in 1963 and release in 1964 – was both a comeback and a coronation. The prodigious trumpeter had debuted on Blue Note in 1956 at the age of 18, but personal problems in the early-60s forced him off the scene temporarily. His rebound recording turned out to be The Sidewinder, an assured and energetic set of five indelible Morgan originals featuring tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Barry Harris, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins. The album became his biggest commercial success fueled by the irrepressible title track. Morgan is in brilliant form throughout, playing with the brashness, confidence and soulfulness that had made him famous as a child prodigy in jazz.

Lee Morgan, trumpet
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone
Barry Harris, piano
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Billy Higgins, drums

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Track Listings

  1. The Sidewinder
  2. Totem Pole
  3. Gary's Notebook
  4. Boy, What a Night
  5. Hocus Pocus

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