Lee Morgan - Live at the Lighthouse [Blue Note]

Lee Morgan - Live at the Lighthouse [Blue Note]
Live at the Lighthouse [Blue Note]
Release Date:
Modal Music, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz
Recording Date:
July 10, 1970 - July 12, 1970
Recording Location:
The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA

This three-CD set from Blue Note expands trumpeter Lee Morgan's original two-LP set from four selections to 12. Morgan's music had become much more modal by this time, heavily influenced by John Coltrane, although some of the previously unissued numbers (including a remake of his popular "The Sidewinder") are a bit more straight-ahead. Bennie Maupin (on tenor, bass clarinet, and flute) is in peak form and the rhythm section (pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Mickey Roker) is alert and creative. All of the songs are group originals, including two by Morgan (on his "Speedball," Jack DeJohnette sits in on drums), five by Maupin, three by Mabern, and two from Merritt. Stimulating and frequently exciting music from late in Lee Morgan's short life.

Introduction by Lee MorganLee Morgan2:00
Beehive / Harold MabernLee Morgan15:17
Absolutions / Jymie MerrittLee Morgan22:43
Peyote / Bennie MaupinLee Morgan11:23
Speedball / Lee MorganLee Morgan11:54

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