Lee Morgan Candy 200g Mono LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the July 2003 Issue of Stereophile!
This classic Blue Note session finds trumpeter Morgan not having to battle other horns, just front-and-center with an all-star trio behind him. It was his only quartet recording as a leader, for Blue Note. The exquisite Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins' solid bass and the ever-tasteful Art Taylor behind the drums complete these sessions recorded in Hackensack by RVG in Nov. '57 and Feb. '58. Loaded with standards, it's a hard-bop masterpiece that both swings and shows the ballad side of one of the defining young trumpeters from the late 50s - early 60s. Not discounting the contributions from the rhythm section, the high-caliber interplay between just trumpet and piano is a rare treat and a marvel to behold.
Musicians: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Sonny Clark, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
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