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Lee MORGAN & Thad JONES – Minor Strain 1960

Posted in JAZZ, Lee MORGAN, Thad JONES on December 9, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Lee MORGAN & Thad JONES – Minor Strain 1960
1990 Issue


Lee Morgan shares this CD reissue with fellow trumpeter Thad Jones. Morgan’s three selections feature a quintet with tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Jimmy Roser and drummer Art Taylor. While that hard bop group democratically performs one original apiece from Morgan, Timmons and Shorter, Thad Jones’s date has four of his songs plus a previously unissued alternate take of “Subtle Rebuttal”; best-known is “Tip Toe” which was later recorded by The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. Jones’s septet is filled with Count Basie sidemen (trombonist Al Grey and tenors Billy Mitchell and Frank Wess) along with a fine rhythm section (pianist Hank Jones, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Osie Johnson) and is more swing-oriented than The Morgan group, but the two sets are equally rewarding.
By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
Jimmy Rowser- Bass
Frank Wess- Flute, Sax (Tenor)
Osie Johnson- Drums
Richard Davis- Bass
Al Grey- Trombone
Hank Jones- Piano
Thad Jones- Trumpet
Billy Mitchell- Sax (Tenor)
Lee MorganTrumpet
Wayne Shorter- Sax (Tenor)
Art Taylor- Drums
Bobby Timmons- Piano
01. Suspended Sentence 5:22
02. Minor Strain 6:23
03. A Bid For Sid 4:28
04. Subtle Rebuttal (alt take) 3:56
05. Subtle Rebuttal 4:02
06. Tip Toe 3:35
07. H and T Blues 9:56
08. Friday The 13th 6:55

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Lee MORGAN – Plays Benny GOLSON 2010

Posted in JAZZ, Lee MORGAN on December 2, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Lee MORGAN – Plays Benny GOLSON 2010


Lee Morgan, a leading trumpeter and composer, recorded prolifically from 1956 until a day before his death in February 1972. Originally interested in the vibraphone, he soon showed a growing enthusiasm for the trumpet. When Benny Golson left the Jazz Messengers, Morgan persuaded Blakey to hire Wayne Shorter, a young tenor saxophonist, to fill the chair.
Credits are on the Covers (#3).
01. Just by Myself   9:28
02. Whisper Not   7:22
03. City Lights   5:47
04. Hasaan’s Dream   8:47
05. Mesabi Chant   6:12
06. I Remember Clifford   7:11
07. Latin Hangover   6:45
08. Domingo   9:24
09. Tempo de Waltz   6:27
10. Where Am I   5:51
11. Slightly Hep   6:27

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