Thursday, August 1, 2013

Introducing Lee Morgan

Originally a Hank Mobley session, this is one of trumpeter Lee Morgan's earliest recordings. At the time Morgan (who was just 18) was very much under the musical influence of Clifford Brown although a bit of his own personality was starting to shine through. With the fine tenor of Mobley, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor, Morgan sounds quite comfortable playing bebop and participating in a ballad medley. This set (along with a previously unissued version of "Nostalgia") was later reissued as A-1 -- The Savoy Sessions.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/introducing-lee-morgan-mw0000094279

Introducing
Lee Morgan

Tracks

1 Hank's Shout (Mobley)  7:03
2 Nostalgia (Navarro)  8:53
3 Bet (Watkins)  7:56
4 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (Hammerstein II, Romberg)  2:29
5 P.S. I Love You (Jenkins, Mercer)  4:22
6 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)  2:49
7 That's All (Brandt, Haymes)  2:43

Personnel
Lee Morgan - tp
Hank Mobley - ts
Hank Jones - p
Doug Watkins - b
Arthur Taylor - dr

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; November November 5 & 7, 1956

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/savoy-records/discography-1956/

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