Rare Tuesday Musical Interlude

August 21st, 2012 at 2:38 pm

A friend just shared this CD of a 1967 recoding by Lee Morgan and a bunch of jazz greats, including a young Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.  I love this little minor blues, especially Herbie and Wayne’s solos.

Wayne sounds to me like a space ship exploring the galaxy and touching down on interesting planets every few measures.

(H/t: ‘Doc’ H)

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4 comments in reply to "Rare Tuesday Musical Interlude"

  1. jo6pac says:

    Thanks, that was fun

  2. Paul Gottlieb says:

    It’s great to hear Lee Morgan’s muscular trumpet again. For a while there he was on top of the jazz world, until he apparently said the wrong thing to his girl friend and died of a gunshot wound before his 34th birthday. His big virile tone reminds one of Clifford Brown, although he had not yet reached Brownie’s level of improvisational genius.

  3. Allen says:

    This was great — thanks. When I clicked on your link I looked for Tony Williams on drums because I remembered that he was on quite of few of those 60s Blue Note recordings. Wikipedia informed me that “all four of the younger members of the Miles Davis quintet (Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Tony Williams) were recording for the label.” I recall that many (or maybe most?) of the Blue Note recordings of that era had at least one of these guys sitting in on the session. Talk about ‘quality control’ — you couldn’t make a bad recording with these guys on the date!