Lee Morgan’s ‘Search for the New Land’ is an album recorded on February 15, 1964 with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green,. Reggie Workman & Billy Higgins and released in 1966 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Search For The New Land (Lee Morgan) – 15:45 . 2.The Joker (Lee Morgan) – 05:04 . 3.Mr. Kenyatta (Lee Morgan) – 08:43 . 4.Melancholee (Lee Morgan) – 06:14 . 5.Morgan The Pirate (Lee Morgan) – 06:30
Musicians : Lee Morgan – Trumpet . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Sax . Herbie Hancock – Piano . Grant Green – Guitar . Reggie Workman – Bass . Billy Higgins – Drums
Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Package : Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Micaela Boland – Art Direction . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Reid Miles – Cover Design . Francis Wolff – Photography
Recorded On February 15, 1964 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.
Released In 1966 By Blue Note.
Over and over the band returns to the free cadenza of guitar chords, cymbalsand piano. Is it a beginning? And ending? Lee Morgan challenges the form that brought him fame! The solos here, particularly Herbie Hancock’s, reflect a emotional gravity that Lee didn’t show us on other recordings, favoring instead the slick virtuosity and funk of this musicians. […]
In my nascent attempts to try and articulate what separates a workmanlike, well-played jazz album from a really great one, this album is a god example and reference point to show that sometimes a great lineup doesn’t quite click with the magic that elevates the best albums to those rarely-reached heights. […]
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The disparity in the approaches of Shorter and Morgan is immediately apparent, with Shorter at the forefront of a style that shrugged off the linear path in favor of one that allows for lateral exploration—of communicating and fleshing out a feel, an idea, without concern for telling a recognizable tale. […]