Lee Morgan records ‘Cornbread’ with Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Larry Ridley (1965)

Lee Morgan‘s ‘Cornbread’ is an album recorded on September 18, 1965 with Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Larry Ridley.

Track Listing : 1.Cornbread (Lee Morgan) – 09:03 . 2.Our Man Higgins (Lee Morgan) – 08:54 . 3.Ceora (Lee Morgan) – 06:23 . 4.Ill Wind (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 07:59 . 5.Most Like Lee (Lee Morgan) – 06:49

Musicians : Lee Morgan – Trumpet . Herbie Hancock – Piano . Billy Higgins – Drums . Jackie Mclean – Alto Sax . Hank Mobley – Tenor Sax . Larry Ridley – Bass

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Recorded On September 18, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released End Of January 1967 By Blue Note.

(Source Lee Morgan @ Wikipedia)


I found some of this album tough going when I first started listening to jazz, but as my tastes and interests have widened I have grown to love this album more with every listen. Note to anyone who cares: Morgan?s solo on the title track finally inspired me to take up trumpet. […]

ccex @ RateYourMusic
Overall, this date is fairly relaxed with all musicians playing in their comfort zone, which is still a lofty zone jazz musicians try to emulate 40+ years later. Kudos to Billy Higgins, who keeps Lee’s tricky “Our Man Higgins” together. […]

THE DOZENS: 12 CLASSIC LEE MORGAN TRACKS With its syncopation and intervallic jumps, Morgan and Mobley?s melody is deceptively restless but Hancock?s splendid comping and Higgins? gentle brushwork and soothing bossa groove smooth down its spiked edges. […]


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