Lee Morgan – Lee Morgan Sextet (Full Album)

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Lee Morgan Sextet (also known as Lee Morgan Volume 2: Sextet) is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1957. It was recorded on December 2, 1956 and features performances by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Kenny Rodgers, Horace Silver, Paul Chambers and Charlie Persip.

“Trumpeter Lee Morgan’s second recording as a leader (which has been reissued in his four-CD “complete on Blue Note” Mosaic box set) is as notable for the writing of Benny Golson (who composed and arranged four of the six selections) as for the solos of the leader. The set is highlighted by the debut version of “Whisper Not.” Actually Morgan, tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Charlie Persip and the obscure altoist Kenny Rodgers all play quite well. Morgan was just 18 and starting to come out of the shadow of his early influence Clifford Brown. An above-average hard bop set.” – Scott Yanow/Allusic.



Track listing:
“Whisper Not” (Golson) – 7:20
“Latin Hangover” (Golson, arr. Marshall) – 6:43
“His Sister” (Marshall, arr. Golson) – 6:32
“Slightly Hep” (Golson, arr. Marshall) – 6:27
“Where Am I?” (Golson, arr. Marshall) – 5:49
“D’s Fink” (Marshall, arr. Golson) – 7:41

Lee Morgan – trumpet
Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
Kenny Rodgers – alto saxophone
Horace Silver – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Charlie Persip – drums


Released: End of May 1957
Recorded: December 2, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Length: 40:32
Label: Blue Note
BLP 1541
Producer: Alfred Lion