Lee Morgan

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Edward Lee Morgan (July 10, 1938 – February 19, 1972) was an American jazz trumpeter and composer.

One of the key hard bop musicians of the 1960s, Morgan came to prominence in his late teens, recording on John Coltrane's Blue Train (1957) and with the band of drummer Art Blakey before launching a solo career. Morgan stayed with Blakey until 1961 and started to record as leader in the late '50s. His song "The Sidewinder", on the album of the same name, became a surprise crossover hit on the pop and R&B charts in 1964, while Morgan's subsequent recordings found him touching on other styles of music such as post-bop and avant-garde jazz as his artistry matured. Soon after The Sidewinder was released, Morgan rejoined Blakey for a short period. After leaving Blakey for the final time, Morgan continued to work prolifically as both a leader and a sideman with the likes of Hank Mobley and Wayne Shorter, becoming a cornerstone of the Blue Note label.

Morgan died at the age of 33 when his common-law wife Helen Morgan shot and killed him following a confrontation at Slugs' Saloon, in New York City.

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1956Hank Mobley SextetHank Mobley with Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan2
1956Indeed!Lee Morgan4
1957CandyLee Morgan7
1957City LightsLee Morgan2
1957Vol. 3Lee Morgan4
1958Peckin’ TimeHank MobleyLee Morgan4
1958The CookerLee Morgan7
1960ExpoobidentLee Morgan3
1960Here's Lee MorganLee Morgan3
1960lee-wayLee Morgan; Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey7
1964The SidewinderLee Morgan415
1964Search for the New LandLee Morgan8
1965The RumprollerLee Morgan9
1965CornbreadLee Morgan7
1966DelightfuleeLee Morgan4
1966The GigoloLee Morgan4
1966The RajahLee Morgan12
1967StandardsLee Morgan2
1967The Sixth SenseLee Morgan2
1968!Caramba!Lee Morgan3
1968TaruLee Morgan1
1969CharismaLee Morgan3
1969The Sixth SenseLee Morgan1
1972The Last SessionLee Morgan2
1974John Coltrane / Lee MorganJohn Coltrane / Lee Morgan1
1978The ProcrastinatorLee Morgan5
1980See AutumnLee Morgan1
1980Tom CatLee Morgan5
1981InfinityLee Morgan2
1989Hank's ShoutLee Morgan and Hank Mobley Quintet1
1990Minor StrainLee Morgan / Thad Jones1
1991Introducing Lee MorganLee Morgan and Hank Mobley Quintet2
1992Double or Nothin'Conte Candoli & Lee Morgan1
1995essence hip bopLee Morgan&Ron Carter, Donald Byrd QuintetBennie Maupin, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderley & Ben Tucker1
2003Sonic BoomLee Morgan1
2004Complete Introducing SessionsLee Morgan feat. Hank Mobley1
2007Volume 2, SextetLee Morgan1
2008After the LightsLee Morgan1
2014Lee MorganLee Morgan1
2016Another Monday Night At BirdlandHank Mobley, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan & Billy Root1
2022¡Caramba!Lee Morgan1
Dizzy AtmosphereLee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, et. al.1
Sonic BoomLee Morgan1

Album + Compilation

1974Memorial AlbumLee Morgan1
1988The Best of Lee Morgan: The Blue Note YearsLee Morgan1
1995ExpoobidentLee Morgan1
1995The Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties SessionsLee Morgan1
1997Jazz ProfileLee Morgan1
1998Blue BreakbeatsLee Morgan1
1999The Blue Note YearsLee Morgan1
2000The Complete Vee Jay SessionsLee Morgan & Wayne Shorter1
2000The Birth Of Hard BopLee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley1
2005The Very Best of Lee MorganLee Morgan1
2006Music for LoversLee Morgan1
2007The Finest in JazzLee Morgan1
2008Coleção Folha clássicos do jazz, Volume 20Lee Morgan1
2010Lee Morgan Plays Benny GolsonLee Morgan1
2012Eight Classic AlbumsLee Morgan1
2014The Complete Recordings: 1956-1962Lee Morgan2
20185 Original AlbumsLee Morgan1
The Best of Lee MorganLee Morgan1

Album + Compilation + Live

2010Unforgettable Lee! Live at BirdlandLee Morgan featured with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers1
2021The Complete Live at The LighthouseLee Morgan3

Album + Live

1958Monday Night at BirdlandHank Mobley, Bill Root, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan2
1970Live at the LighthouseLee Morgan2
1981Out ThereLee Morgan1
1988Another Monday Night at BirdlandHank Mobley, Bill Root, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan1
2011I Remember CliffordLee Morgan1
The Night Of The Cookers - Live At Club La Marchal Vol. 1Freddie Hubbard & Lee Morgan1
The Night Of The Cookers - Live At Club La Marchal Vol. 2Freddie Hubbard & Lee Morgan1


1996The Sidewinder / CornbreadLee Morgan1

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