Sunday, 20 December 2009

Lee Morgan "Volume 2 : Sextet"

Lee Morgan

( LP Blue Note Records, 1956 )
Catalog # BLP 1541

Personnel & Tracklisting :
Lee Morgan - Trumpet
Kenny Rodgers - Alto Sax
Hank Mobley - Tenor Sax
Horace Silver - Piano
Paul Chambers - Bass
Charlie Persip - Drums
Benny Golson, Owen Marshall - Arrangements

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 2, 1956

tk.2 Latin Hangover
tk.5 Whisper Not
tk.8 His Sister
tk.9 D's Fink
tk.11 Slightly Hep
tk.13 Where Am I?

* Lee Morgan, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1541, BST 81541 (pseudo stereo))
= The Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions (Mosaic MR6-162, MD4-162)

Review :
Trumpeter Lee Morgan's second recording as a leader (which has been reissued in his four-set "complete on Blue Note" Mosaic box set) is as notable for the writing of Benny Golson (who composed and arranged four of the six selections) as for the solos of the leader. The set is highlighted by the debut version of "Whisper Not." Actually Morgan, tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Charlie Persip and the obscure altoist Kenny Rodgers all play quite well. Morgan was just 18 and starting to come out of the shadow of his early influence Clifford Brown. An above-average hard bop set.
By Scott Yanow [AMG]

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