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Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1964)

Updated: Jan 4


Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

(Blue Note)

Released July 1964

Recorded December 21, 1963


The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan is a landmark jazz album that symbolizes the trumpeter's triumphant return from personal struggles, marked by the hit title track. Morgan's masterful trumpet playing, performed in the Hard Bop style, is showcased alongside a stellar ensemble of Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums). The album's success helped revive Morgan's career, but tragically, his life was cut short in 1972. This album is a testament to Morgan's musical brilliance.

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