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|August 11, 1964
|Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
| Blue Note
|Lee Morgan chronology
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide
Tom Cat is an album by Lee Morgan recorded in 1964,though only issued in 1980. It was originally released as LT 1058. While lesser known in comparison to The Sidewinder and other albums,it features several of Morgan's contemporary Blue Note recording artists,such as McCoy Tyner,Art Blakey,and Jackie McLean. After The Sidewinder 's huge commercial success,Tom Cat and Search for the New Land from earlier in 1964 were both shelved. Instead,Alfred Lion,Blue Note's producer,encouraged Morgan to record a new funky theme (now dubbed "the Sidewinder lineage") and brought him back into the studio to record The Rumproller . Search for the New Land was released in 1966,but Tom Cat remained unreleased until 1980.
All compositions by Lee Morgan except where noted
Edward Lee Morgan was an American jazz trumpeter and composer.
Douglas Watkins was an American jazz double bassist. He was best known for being an accompanist to various hard bop artists in the Detroit area,including Donald Byrd and Jackie McLean.
The Real McCoy is the seventh album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and his first released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded on April 21,1967 following Tyner's departure from the John Coltrane Quartet and features performances by Tyner with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson,bassist Ron Carter and drummer Elvin Jones. Producer Alfred Lion recalls the recording session as a "pure jazz session. There is absolutely no concession to commercialism,and there's a deep,passionate love for the music embedded in each of the selections".
The Sidewinder is a 1964 album by the jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan,recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs,New Jersey,U.S. It was released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4157 (mono) and BST 84157 (stereo).
A Night in Tunisia is a studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers,released in May 1961 through Blue Note Records. It was recorded in August 1960 at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs,New Jersey.
Moanin' is a studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers,released in January 1959 through Blue Note Records.
The Freedom Rider is an album by jazz drummer Art Blakey and his group the Jazz Messengers,recorded in 1961 and released in 1964 by Blue Note Records. Continuing Blakey's distinct brand of hard bop,this album features compositions from Wayne Shorter,Lee Morgan,Blakey himself,and Kenny Dorham,a former Jazz Messenger. This was the final album by this particular edition of the Jazz Messengers,who had been together for 18 months,as Lee Morgan left after this album and was replaced by Freddie Hubbard.
Cornbread is an album by American jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan. Recorded in September 1965 but released on the Blue Note label in early 1967,the album features performances by Morgan,along with sidemen Herbie Hancock,Billy Higgins,Jackie McLean,Hank Mobley,and Larry Ridley.
Search for the New Land is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan. A set with a group of regular Blue Note sidemen,Search for the New Land was recorded before The Sidewinder was released. Although it was recorded in 1964,the album was shelved for two years,then issued with the original catalogue number 84169.
Night Dreamer is the fourth album by American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. It was released in November 1964 by Blue Note Records. With a quintet of trumpeter Lee Morgan,pianist McCoy Tyner,bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones performing six Shorter originals.
Mosaic is a studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers,released in January 1962 through Blue Note Records. The album's performers included Wayne Shorter,Freddie Hubbard (trumpet),Curtis Fuller (trombone),Cedar Walton (piano),Jymie Merritt (bass) and Art Blakey (drums). They recorded and performed together from 1961 into 1964. Hubbard and Walton became permanent members of the group following the 1961 departures of trumpeter Lee Morgan and pianist Bobby Timmons. The Mosaic recording session featured no alternate takes and,therefore,has yielded no bonus material in reissue.
Infinity is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded on November 16,1965 but not released until 1981 and features performances by Morgan with a quintet featuring Jackie McLean,Larry Willis,Reggie Workman and Billy Higgins. The album was reissued on CD in 1998 as a limited edition.
Leeway is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded on April 28,1960 and features performances by Morgan with Jackie McLean,Bobby Timmons,Paul Chambers and Art Blakey.
Like Someone in Love is an album by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers. It was recorded in August 1960,at the same sessions which produced A Night in Tunisia,but was released on Blue Note only in August 1967. It features performances by Blakey with Lee Morgan,Wayne Shorter,Bobby Timmons,and Jymie Merritt.
The Big Beat is an album by Art Blakey and his group The Jazz Messengers recorded on March 6,1960 and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Blakey with Lee Morgan,Wayne Shorter,Bobby Timmons,and Jymie Merritt.
Tender Moments is the eighth album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and his second released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded in December 1967 and features performances by Tyner with an expanded group featuring trumpeter Lee Morgan,trombonist Julian Priester,French horn player Bob Northern,tuba player Howard Johnson,alto saxophonist James Spaulding,tenor saxophonist Bennie Maupin,bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Joe Chambers.
A Jazz Message is a jazz album recorded by Art Blakey's Quartet in 1964. The album was Blakey's second and last album for the Impulse! label.
Consequence is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1965,but not released on Blue Note until 1979 as LT-994. In 1993,it was released as part of the four-disc Mosaic compilation The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions,which was limited to 5,000 copies. In 2005,it was finally released on a limited edition CD as Blue Note 11428.
Jacknife is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean. It actually comprises two volumes,one recorded in 1965 and the other in 1966. They were originally given the catalogue number of BLP 4223 and BLP 4236,but were shelved for ten years and issued together in 1975 as a double LP,with the number BN-LA457-H2. Whilst the 1965 tracks were released on a limited edition CD in 2002,those from 1966 have never been released singularly;however,they can be found on the four-disc Mosaic compilation The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions,which was limited to 5,000 copies.