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Author David Luebbert
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Do You Know Lee Morgan

Loquacious trumpeter Lee Morgan was a prodigy who played in Dizzy Gillespie's big band as a teenager. He developed a trumpet voice that could evoke the blues in nearly any situation. He intentionally cracked, crushed and stuttered notes for vocal effect. His modes of expression were conversational, humorous, fiery, cocky, sometimes meditative or mysterious.

He frequently collaborated with Wayne Shorter, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson, and especially drummer Billy Higgins. Morgan always had top flight pianists on his own recording dates including Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Harold Mabern, Wynton Kelley, and Barry Harris. With Art Blakey, his piano accompanists were Bobby Timmons and Cedar Walton.

This playlist which can be played by Lala or Rhapsody performs 64 great performances by trumpeter Lee Morgan.

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