Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dizzy Atmosphere

This somewhat obscure Lee Morgan set (originally cut for Specialty and made available on CD in the OJC series) features the trumpeter with other then-current members of the Dizzy Gillespie big band: trombonist Al Grey, tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell, baritonist Billy Root, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul West, and drummer Charlie Persip. With arrangements provided by Benny Golson and Roger Spotts, the music is modern bop for the period. Highlights include the ten-and-a-half-minute "Dishwater," "Over the Rainbow," and what was probably the first-ever version of Golson's "Whisper Not." Morgan plays extremely well throughout the spirited set, and he was just 18 at the time.
Scott Yanow
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Lee Morgan
Dizzy Atmosphere


1 Dishwater [Take 4 - Master] (Spotts) 12:05
2 Someone I Know [Master] (Douglas, Spotts) 3:59
3 D.D.T. [Master] (Spotts) 4:04
4 Whisper Not [Master] (Golson) 5:55
5 About Time [Master] (Spotts) 3:14
6 Day by Day [Take 2-Master] (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston) 3:26
7 Rite of Swing [Master] (Spotts) 3:14
8 Over the Rainbow [Master] (Arlen, Harburg) 4:18
9 Someone I Know [Take 3] (Douglas, Spotts) 4:07
10 Whisper Not [Take 3-4] (Golson) 6:01
11 Over the Rainbow [Take 3] (Arlen, Harburg) 4:34

Lee Morgan - tp
Al Grey - tb
Billy Mitchell - ts
Billy Root - bs
Wynton Kelly - p
Paul West - b
Charles Persip - dr

Recorded at Master Recorders, Hollywood, California ; February 18, 1957


Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this new (to me) Lee Morgan gem.

blbs said...

Thank you, Mel

flat5 said...

Interesting to find some Roger Spotts arrangements. Thank you.

Jazz Messenger said...

Because of the mileading album title, it was always placed in Dizzy Gillespie's section. Thank you Mel, great session!

neil said...

Thanks for the chance to upgrade from my mp3s, mel...

rubberduck said...

Thanks Mel, I have this one only in MP3 format.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!

Peter said...

Wow! That looks good! Thanks Mel

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