The book shows that there was a lot of community support, Jazz Interactions, Jazzmobile, Left Bank Jazz, Jim Harrison and others, for the music and muscicans during that time.

Like its subject, this valuable biography will stand the test of time. "McMillan's enthusiasm for his subject is obvious; fans of Lee Morgan should welcome this book." The author did far reaching original research thru personal interviews and other sources. Morgan tried to move in to the more advanced areas of the music in the early 1960s. Lee Morgan (10 July 1938 - 19 February 1972) was an American hard-bop jazz trumpeter. But it was with the record Sidewinder, recorded in 1963, that Morgan found his greatest fame and commercial success, due to the infectious groove of the title tune. He was also a featured sideman on several early Hank Mobley records, and John Coltrane's Blue Train. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Biography A tough-looking, often mustachioed supporting player in B-Westerns of the 1940s, Lee Morgan could portray lawmen and thugs with equal conviction. Connect your Spotify account to your account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Folk Singer. Great item, Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2013. First Name Lee. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

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Morgan evolved from a precocious, well-schooled teenager to a jazz star in a relatively short period of time during his 33 years on this planet.

Dizzy Gillespie. But while he went into deep discussion over many important sessions, which can never be deemed in extreme where Lee Morgan is concerned, there was some disappointment that too many sessions were glossed over if barely mentioned. 5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Biography Of Lee Morgan.

The author certainly did quite a bit of homework and research for this bio of the great legendary trumpeter, and I applaud him. At eighteen, after a short stint with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Morgan joined Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra, where he stayed until the group disbanded in 1958.

Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018.

McMillan conveyed information about Morgan's music and musicianship, his youth in the magical and complex jazz milieu of the 1950s and 60s, and his challenges and decline into heroin dependence. I heard Odean Pope with Max Roach years after I heard Lee but I never thought of them coming out of the same environment. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. I loved all the references to the Philadelphia musicians, how they started in Philly and later on after they became internationally known artists. He is known for his work with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, as well as his 1963 album "The Sidewinder". Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, remaining a member for two years. Amos Lee. I appreciated the wide range of photographs of Morgan and others. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Tyler Posey realizes he's on his own in an exclusive clip from 'Alone,' now on FandangoNOW, What to Watch on FandangoNOW: Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor,’ Eva Green in ‘Proxima’ and More, This Week in Movie News: Patrick Wilson to Direct ‘Insidious 5,’ Ben Wheatley to Direct ‘The Meg 2’ and More. Lee led the way with his fiery,exuberant,unique style.He could be counted on to regularly play his best night after night until his drug use took over and his lip began to deteriorate due to lack of continued practice. Morgan's return to music in the early to mid-sixties witnessed a tremendous evolution in his playing. Let us know what you think of the website. Tremendous effort by the author, Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2019.

This book makes a great companion piece to the Miles Davis Quincy Troupe autobio. Artist descriptions on are editable by everyone. Lee Morgan was murdered by his common-law wife, Helen More, with whom he was breaking up, following an argument between sets at Slug's, a popular New York City jazz club. i didn't want to read about politcs, so opted for this one. Right up there with the book on Hank Mobley and the one on Horace Silver! Morgan's career lasted well into the television Western era where he added such programs as The Cisco Kid and The Gene Autry Show to his long list of credits. A tough-looking, often mustachioed supporting player in B-Westerns of the 1940s, Lee Morgan could portray lawmen and thugs with equal conviction.

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After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2008, The author is to be highly congratulated for putting together this excellent biography. In the end, this is not an uplifting tale, nor does it have to be. Lee Morgan (born July 10, 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - died February 19, 1972, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz trumpeter, mainly associated with hard bop. Obviously, this was a labor of love. Screen Reader Users: To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our website, which has the same tickets as our and websites. Long live hard bop! By the time of his death, at thirty-three---murdered in a New York City club by his girlfriend during a gig---Morgan had begun a new phase of his career, experimenting with freer-forms of musical expression. Nevertheless, an interesting read.

This classic version of the Jazz Messengers, including Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt would record the classic The Freedom Rider album. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, remaining a member for two years. The author is to be highly congratulated for putting together this excellent biography. It's a sad fact that some of the best trumpet players in jazz history have died at a very young age, such as Bix Beiderbecke, Bunny Berigan, Booker Little, Lee Morgan, and two of Lee's main inspirations, Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown. Cancer Named Lee #17. This book focuses almost solely on Lee Morgan's music career, and in my opinion, does not elaborate on who he was in his personal life. Obviously a musician himself, he included musical notations and segments to illustrate certain points. But however much his time with Blakey helped to advance his playing and writing, his boss's and his bandmates' destructive drug habits exerted just as strong an influence.

Collect bonus rewards from our many partners, including AMC, Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club when you link accounts. I enjoyed every page of Jeff McMillan's bio on Lee Morgan. A complete discography and a chronology are provided on the book's web page at the University of Michigan Press.

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The Gigolo is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1968.

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. And he was a very quick learner. The Sidewinder's crossover success in a rapidly changing pop music market caused Blue Note to rush the track's "Boogaloo" sound to market.

Both Morgan and Amos Lee have released recordings with Blue Note. This is one of the best biographies of jazz artists that I have read.

4.4 out of 5 stars 35. This is evidenced in the mid-60s output of many Blue Note stars, including Morgan, and some of the lesser artists in the stable, releasing albums with modified and rythmically punchy blues tracks, such as "Yes I Can, No You Can't" on Morgan's own The Gigolo.

Morgan's principal influence as a player was Clifford Brown, having had direct contact with him before Brown's premature death. Please try again. The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan by Larry Reni Thomas Lee Morgan, the fiery-hot, extremely talented jazz trumpet player, died much too soon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Thanks to exclusive access to Lee Morgan's now-deceased brother, McMillan is also able to provide unparalleled insight into Morgan's personal and family life. It was recorded on June 25 & July 1, 1965 and features performances by Morgan with a quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins

Unable to add item to List. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He left the Jazz Messengers in 1961, struggling with heroin addiction, managing to kick his habit in his hometown.

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In 1964 Morgan rejoined the Jazz Messengers, after his successor Freddie Hubbard departed, which had now become a sextet with the addition of Curtis Fuller to the group.

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