Lee Morgan records ‘The Gigolo’ with Wayne Shorter et al for Blue Note (1965)

Lee Morgan’s ‘The Gigolo’ is an album recorded on June 25 & July 1, 1965 with a quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins and released in 1966 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Yes I Can, No You Can’T (Lee Morgan) – 07:26 . 2.Trapped (Lee Morgan) – 05:59 . 3.Speedball (Lee Morgan) – 05:32 . 4.The Gigolo (Lee Morgan) – 011:07 . 5.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 07:22

Musicians : Lee Morgan – Trumpet . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone . Harold Mabern – Piano . Bob Cranshaw – Bass . Billy Higgins – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes

Recorded On June 25 & July 1, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1966 By Blue Note.

(Source Lee Morgan @ Wikipedia)

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Sputnikmusic.com
Many jazz fans will point to The Sidewinder as Morgan’s greatest successand perhaps it was due to what it did for his career. But for me, purely in a musical sense, The Gigolo remains his finest achievement […]

silentway @ RateYourMusic
No need to mince words: this is Lee Morgan‘s best album. There isn’t a split-second of let-up in this scintillating five-track setand what’s more, it showcases all of Morgan’s estimable strengths – the R & B house party, the fiery pressure-cooker, the tightly-woven, impressively arranged melody and the suave, savvy ballad. Hell, this isn’t just Morgan’s finest effort, it’s one of the essential hard bop records ever recorded. […]

All About Jazz
At the same time, like the personality type suggested by the session title, The Gigolo is capable of producing both devotion and disillusion—a somewhat uneven session perhaps best serving the needs of selective downloaders. […]

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