Happy birthday lee morgan!

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  1. LeeMorganFan

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    Lee Morgan was born July 10th, 1938. He would've been 73 years old today. And although he's been gone for 39 years now, his music and influence still lives on! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE MORGAN!

    Does anyone have any stories about Lee Morgan? For those of you fortunate enough to have seen him performing live, could you share your experience of this great, legendary performer? Does anyone remember the first time you heard this magnificent trumpeter? Many thanks!


    Roberto
     
  2. Dupac

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    Each time I (try to) play "Goldie", tears come to my eyes …
     
  3. Dupac

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    First and only time : in 1958 or 1959 (I was 14 or 15 years old), in Paris, with Art Blakey, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, … Can you imagine ? (Thanks to my dad who took me with him to attend some concerts when we went to Paris).
    [And later, in 1960 we went to the French Riviera to see and hear Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, Danny Richmond, Booker Ervin, Eric Dolphy, plus in guest star … Bud Powell : I was 16 only, what an introduction to good music, isn't it ?]
     
  4. turtlejimmy

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    I never got a chance to see him but the first trumpet recording I bought after beginning the instrument was his "Candy". Great introduction for me to jazz trumpeting. I have many of his CDs now and I noticed that I like the ones where he composed all the songs the best (Sidewinder, Search For the New Land, etc.). He was not only a great trumpeter with an awesome technical ability, but a great writer too.

    Happy Birthday Lee!!!

    Turtle
     
  5. Dupac

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    Where are Lee Morgan's fans ? All in vacation ? Maybe too youngs to have seen him live… It's cruel to point out that I'm old! ROFL
     
  6. Haste2

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    Interesting. Two of my good friends have the same birthday as Lee!
     
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  8. Dupac

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    Thank you Mr Wise : right in the target !
     

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