Lee Morgan - Charisma

Lee Morgan - Charisma
Release Date:
September 29, 1966
Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
Recording Date:
September 29, 1966
Recording Location:
Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

This set (reissued on CD in 1997) was one of trumpeter Lee Morgan's lesser-known Blue Note recordings but it is quite rewarding. The notable sextet (which also includes altoist Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley on tenor, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Billy Higgins) performs originals by Morgan, Walton and Duke Pearson, including particularly catchy versions of the funky "Hey Chico" and Pearson's memorable "Sweet Honey Bee" (which should have become a hit). The three horns, all of whom sound quite individual, each have their exciting moments, and the results are quintessential mid-'60s hard bop.

Hey Chico / Lee MorganLee Morgan7:15
Somethin' Cute / Lee MorganLee Morgan5:36
Rainy Night / Cedar WaltonLee Morgan5:36
Sweet Honey Bee / Duke PearsonLee Morgan6:51
The Murphy Man / Duke PearsonLee Morgan7:31
The Double Up / Lee MorganLee Morgan6:01

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