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  Encyclopedia: Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan (born July 10, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-died February 19, 1972 in New York City) was a hard bop trumpeter.
Lee Morgan (July 10, 1938 - February 19, 1972) was a hard bop trumpeter who by the age of 18 was already leading accomplished musicians on albums such as Presenting Lee Morgan and The Cooker.
Morgan was the primary beneficiary of this attention, as Cannonball Adderley had been a year earlier; and, like Adderley, Morgan was recorded early and often.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lee-Morgan   (417 words)

 Lee Morgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, remaining a member for two years.
Morgan's principal influence as a player was Clifford Brown, having had direct contact with him before Brown's premature death.
Lee Morgan was murdered by his common-law wife, Helen More, with whom he was breaking up, following an argument between sets at Slug's, a popular New York City jazz club.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lee_Morgan   (347 words)

 Lee Morgan: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lee Morgan (July 10, 1938 - February 19, 1972) was a hard bop (additional info and facts about hard bop) trumpeter (A musician who plays the trumpet or cornet) who by the age of 18 was already leading accomplished musicians on albums such as Presenting Lee Morgan and The Cooker.
Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie (United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)) big band at 18, and shortly thereafter signing a contract with Blue Note Records.
This is evidenced in the mid-60s output of many Blue Note stars, including Morgan, and some of the lesser artists in the stable, releasing albums with modified and rythmically punchy blues tracks, such as "Yes I Can, No You Can't" on Morgan's own The Gigolo.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/lee_morgan.htm   (277 words)

 Lee Morgan - Biography
Lee Morgan was born in Philadelphia on July 10, 1938.
In the last four years of Morgan's life, he was one of the leaders of the Jazz and People's Movement, which demonstrated during the taping of talk and variety shows during 1970-71.
Lee Morgan's recorded legacy is immense; he recorded many records throughout his career as a sideman, and led 25 albums for Blue Note plus sessions for Vee-Jay, Roulette, Jazzland and Trip.
www.shout.net /~jmh/morgan/biography.htm   (512 words)

 Lee Morgan Biography at JazzTrumpetSolos.com
Lee Morgan was a stalwart of the driving jazz-meets-funk-meets-blues grooves produced by Blue Note in the 1960's.
Morgan was as comfortable unleashing dynamic displays of instrumental virtuosity on triple time blues as he was displaying controlled sensitivity and passion on ballads.
Lee Morgan’s fast lane lifestyle ended on February 19, 1972, when he was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen More, during a performance at Slug's in New York, ending his life at the age of 33.
www.jazztrumpetsolos.com /LeeMorgan.htm   (741 words)

 Lee Morgan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lee Morgan is the favorite of many trumpet players around the world for his fiery approach and his deep rooted blues playing.
Unfortunately, Lee's life was cut short by tragic circumstances, similar to that of his predecessor, Clifford Brown.
Lee Morgan's playing is also marked by his fiery, in-your-face approach to trumpet playing.
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 Young lions: Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Morgan had a knack for funky licks as well as long bop lines that flowed with lightness and ease.
Morgan, who had previously led sessions for Blue Note, features saxophonist Clifford Jordan and drummer Blakey on his two for Vee Jay, Here's Lee Morgan and Expoobident (a neologism coined by hipster Babs Gonzalez).
Morgan and Jordan establish their own warm front-line sound, and with Blakey providing his usual push, Morgan brings out all sides of his playing.
www.providencephoenix.com /archive/music/01/01/25/WAYNE.html   (794 words)

 Lee Morgan :: TrumpetJazz.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
New York, NY Lee Morgan was one of the most soulful trumpet players to ever pick up the instrument.
Lee was inspired and taught early on by both Clifford Brown and Dizzy Gillespie.
Lee's music bears a very urban sound, which he combined with the cleanliness of Clifford to produce something unique.
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 Lee Morgan in the 60s: The Hard Bop Homepage
When Lee Morgan first burst onto the New York jazz scene in the mid-1950s, I was struck by the particularly clear relationship between the young trumpeter's musical style and his style off the stand.
At the beginning of his career, Lee Morgan was impressive in terms of the carefree ebullience of his spirit and his often dazzling technique.
To this listener, the current Lee Morgan is more impressive because in the past eight years, Lee has considerably expanded his knowledge about himself; and consequently, his music encompasses a broader and, I feel, a deeper range of emotion.
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 The Cooker: The Hard Bop Homepage
Lee Morgan, not yet twenty years old at this writing, is here represented for the fifth time as the leader of a Blue Note recording session.
Lee, Pepper, Bobby and Paul Chambers each demonstrate their instrumental prowess before Lee and Pepper exchange several sets of fours with Philly, which are followed by a return to the theme.
He and Morgan would be close collaborators between 1958 and '61, as members of the Jazz Messengers with Benny Golson, Hank Mobley or Wayne Shorter in the tenor saxophone chair, and on such memorable projects as Morgan's 1960 album Leeway.
www.members.tripod.com /~hardbop/cooker.html   (674 words)

 Lee Morgan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lee Morgan, a trumpet player who possessed incredable technique and showed imaginative invention.
Morgan's largest success was the song entitled: The Sidewinder.
On February 19th, 1972, Lee Morgan was killed onstage by his wife, Helen More.
www.angelfire.com /band2/thstrumpets/lee   (115 words)

 'Taru' by Lee Morgan on Etherbeat
By the time of this 1968 session, the quintessential hard-bop trumpeter Lee Morgan, was stretching in several directions at once, pushing into freer forms and also pressing the crossover funk market that he had tapped so brilliantly with The Sidewinder.
This is one of Lee Morgan's later albums in which he finally begins to break out of the mold that The Sidewinder put him in.
Morgan solos here with almost as much poise as on 'Haeschen.' Despite the incredible playing by Maupin (it's a shame he isn't more well-known), and the new inventiveness of Morgan, the album remains four stars due to the remaining tracks.
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 Lee Morgan... - Jazz Bulletin Board
Morgan was on many albums as a leader and side man with plenty of solo space.
On a personal note, Lee Morgan was the very first big name professional musician that I ever saw live, in 1959.
People idolize Trane so much and Morgan's playing was in top form on Blue Train, which is also a nice sized group, a sextet, which is sort of the beginning of genuinely arranged jazz (one might think of it as a little big band).
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=9230   (979 words)

 CONSILIENCE PRODUCTIONS | Lee Morgan | Music Label, Political Blog, Environmental Issues, Economics
Discovered at age 17 by Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan would go on to fulfilling career as a leader, releasing gem after gem on Blue Note.
Until his untimely death in 1972 from a gunshot wound administered by an angry ex-girlfriend, his trumpet playing and soulful compositional skills were admired by his peers and eaten-up by his adoring fans.
Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Harold Mabern, Jr.
www.cslproductions.com /music/cdpicks-musicians/morgan.shtml   (166 words)

 Morgan Winery - Monterey Wines of Style and Distinction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At Morgan, we believe that a wine's style is established in the vineyard.
The exciting future for Morgan includes the continued development of the Double L Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands sub-appellation of Monterey.
Morgan is only open by appointment to members of the trade.
www.morganwinery.com /home.html   (321 words)

 Sidewinder - Lee Morgan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Philadelphia-born trumpeter and superb bop stylist Lee Morgan apprenticed with Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey before emerging as a leader in his own right in the early '60s for Blue Note Records.
Although Morgan owed a stylistic debt to both Gillespie and Clifford Brown, he quickly developed a voice of his own that combined half-valve effects, Latin inflections, and full, fluid melodies.
Morgan's catalogue is full of winners, but if you have to start with one album, many would agree that "The Sidewinder" is the one to get.
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 Lee Morgan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lee Morgan was murdered on the bandstand in 1972.
Lee Morgan represented, like John Coltrane, the search for musical perfection - and through this, spiritual enlightenment.
My favorite Lee Morgan album is, by far, Infinity from 1965 - this modal jazz, where Morgan and Jackie McLean (among others) blaze and soar over repeated piano riffs, is borrowed heavily from Coltrane's quartet of a few years earlier which produced My Favorite Things.
www.cs.umbc.edu /~evans/morgan.htm   (167 words)

 Freddie Hubbard or Lee Morgan - Jazz Bulletin Board
It is very difficlut to describe the differences, but in a way I sort of rate Lee as the more personal artist with a particualr skill for adding drama and pathos to hs playing and also a very serious composer while Freddie more was the elitist trumpeter that seemed to could play a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g.
Lee Morgan is a perfect listen for that sixties Blue Note sound.
Lee Morgan is my favorite overall trumpet player so far though, so he gets the nod.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=6483   (763 words)

 Bagatellen: Lee Morgan - Unforgettable Lee! (Fresh Sound)
The 1960 edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers -- featuring Wayne Shorter, lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt -- was an explosive unit, and one whose star soloists were also masters of their own brand of "sick" humor -- as such yuks were known in the late 1950's from which these men were departing.
But Lee Morgan's odyssey is both one of the most personal and most informative in all of jazz's history.
It may be that Morgan recorded too prolifically for his own posterity -- a pretty counter-intuitive notion, that -- but most analyses of Morgan's work do him a disservice, sputtering out into claims that he made a number of largely indistinguishable, boogaloo-bloated albums after returning from his a sabbatical in his native Philadelphia in 1963.
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 Lee Morgan @ The Jazz Files
He soon was very much in demand as a side-man an as a leader and he was a typical exponent of the jazz-meets-funk-meets-blues style produced by Blue Note in the 1960's.
Also in '56, Morgan recorded his first session for Blue Note, Presenting Lee Morgan, his first of nearly 30 albums for the label.
In addition to his frontman work, Morgan appeared as a sideman on classic jazz albums such as Gillespie's Night In Tunisia, Blakey's Moanin', John Coltrane's Blue Trane, Grachan Moncur's Evolution and dates for others, including Curtis Fuller, Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Clifford Jordan, Hank Mobley and Wayne Shorter.
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 Lee Morgan --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A prodigy, Morgan was a professional musician at age 15, and at 18 he was a featured soloist with the Dizzy Gillespie big band.
The son of freed slaves, Garrett Morgan became a notable inventor and prosperous businessman.
Biographical sketch of this English mathematician and logician who formulated De Morgan's laws and contributed to the development of the theory of relations and the rise of modern symbolic or mathematical logic.
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 Blue Note Records
The Sidewinder, Lee Morgan's 24-bar blues with an infectious bass line and backbeat, instantly became one of the most popular pieces in modern jazz history.
Lee Morgan is one of the best "trumpeteers" I ever heard in my (till now very short) life.
Lee Morgan is one of the finest trumpet player, just as Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown,Kenny Dorham...After having played in the horns section of Dizzy's big band until 1958, he joined the famous Blakey's Messengers.
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 Morgan Lee's Guestbook
Morgan was a beautiful child, and you're doing a wonderful thing in her memory.
Morgan was a precious child you can see that in her eyes.
But for Morgan Lee, I promise that from this day forward, talking on my phone while driving comes to an end for me. Patti and Rob, please know that you are making a differ nce...if anything, atleast know that you got one person to change.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Sidewinder, the [Remastered] [Original recording remastered]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Undoubtedly one of the finest trumpeters in the history of Jazz, Morgan seems barely to break a sweat during the title track, and yet exploits the groove with precision and energy.
Recorded in 1963 - way before "jazz/funk" was invented - Lee Morgan lays down its perfect template by creating an insidious riff that captures & holds the listener's attention while inviting improvisation from a superbly tight band that includes Joe Henderson on sax and the wonderful Bob Cranshaw on bass.
Morgan, but some of the hottest solo pieces from the rest of the guys too -sax, piano and some unbelievable bass.
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 Lee Morgan | The Sixth Sense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lee Morgan wrote music that is both enjoyable and intriguing.
Morgan leads a call & response pattern that weighs in with tinges of gospel.
Morgan’s muted trumpet moans with echoes of injustice everywhere.
www.allaboutjazz.com /reviews/r0200_091.htm   (566 words)

 LEE MORGAN: Lee-Way (Blue Note)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lee-Way, recorded in April 1960, is Lee Morgan's only Blue Note recording between his Candy (1957) and Sidewinder (1963).
During this period, Morgan was under contract to Vee Jay.
The preference for good composition reflects the influence of producers Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, whose names here adorn the title of Lee Morgan's unusually constructed blues (4+6+2), "The Lion and the Wolff." Jackie McLean also contributes one of his quirky compositions, a blues that employs stop time in its very first measure.
www.thenightowl.com /reviews/leeway.htm   (235 words)

 JR.com: Lee Morgan (Jazz) - Caramba in Music: Trumpet:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lee Morgan is regarded as one of the great trumpet players of his era, with a style that combined the dexterity and precision of Gillespie with the minimalism of Miles Davis.
During his two tenures with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Morgan refined his playing style and composing prowess even further, and when they parted in 1965, Morgan was free to blaze his own trails.
Along with Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan was one of the leading trumpeter/composers of the 1960s hard-bop era.
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