Lee Morgan – Lee-Way (Full Album)

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Lee-way 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.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This date was one of trumpeter Lee Morgan’s more obscure Blue Note sessions, but fortunately, it has been reissued on CD. Matched with altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Blakey, Morgan interprets two of Cal Massey’s compositions, McLean’s “Midtown Blues” and his own blues “The Lion and the Wolf.” The music is essentially hard bop with a strong dose of soul; the very distinctive styles of the principals are the main reasons to acquire this enjoyable music (http://www.allmusic.com/album/lee-way-mw0000125017).

Track listing:
“These Are Soulful Days” (Massey) – 9:25
“The Lion and the Wolff” (Morgan) 9:40 (dedicated to producers Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff)
“Midtown Blues” (McLean) – 12:09
“Nakatini Suite” (Massey) – 8:09

Personnel:
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Bobby Timmons – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Art Blakey – drums

Released: Third week of May 1961
Recorded: April 28, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 39:23
Label: Blue Note
BST 84034
Producer: Alfred Lion

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