Lee Morgan – Cornbread

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Cornbread is a jazz album by trumpeter Lee Morgan, released on the Blue Note label in 1967. It features performances by Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Larry Ridley.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This session (reissued on CD by Blue Note) is best known for introducing Lee Morgan’s beautiful ballad “Ceora,” but actually all five selections (which include Morgan’s “Cornbread,” “Our Man Higgins,” “Most Like Lee,” and the standard “Ill Wind”) are quite memorable. The trumpeter/leader performs with a perfectly complementary group of open-minded and talented hard bop stylists (altoist Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley on tenor, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Larry Ridley, and drummer Billy Higgins) and creates a Blue Note classic that is heartily recommended.

Track listing:
All compositions by Lee Morgan except as indicated

“Cornbread” – 9:03
“Our Man Higgins” – 8:54
“Ceora” – 6:23
“Ill Wind” (Arlen, Koehler) – 7:59
“Most Like Lee” – 6:49

Personnel:
Lee Morgan – Trumpet
Herbie Hancock – Piano
Billy Higgins – Drums
Jackie McLean – Alto sax
Hank Mobley – Tenor sax
Larry Ridley – Bass

Released: End of January 1967[1]
Recorded: September 18, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 39:08
Label: Blue Note
BST 84222
Producer: Alfred Lion

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