Was Lee Morgan a loud player?

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  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    I can't seem to find the thread where somebody said that Lee Morgan used to play loudly (more so than other trumpeters) because he felt that gave him a better sound. Is that true, and can anyone offer more details???


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    That's it! Thanks Dupac.

    I can't get the article to open ......:-(


    PAGING Haste2 :play:



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    The article is only available to ITG members.
     
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    I never said that louder meant better sound. The louder you get, the more "sizzling", and that's all.
     
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    Oh, I get it that louder does not necessarily mean better ... you're absolutely right. It's just that I've always thought that Lee Morgan had a particularly great tone, especially during his virtuoso like early recordings. Like "Candy" for example ..... Wow. It's an amazing tone for somebody that's playing so fast and with such a great technical facility.

    Not all the players we're listening to are recording that loudly, I'm guessing ..... Like Miles, who I've heard played more quietly in the recording studio.


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    Title of the article : "What causes the Sizzle Point"
    By Thomas Moore
    ITG Journal March 2006

    It talks about brassy sound.
    No reference to Lee Morgan, if I read well.

    Haste2, correct me if I'm wrong, please !
     
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    Hi Wilmer!

    Yes, you're right about that .... And, he sounded great at all dynamics. I think you answered my question. Thanks!


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    Long long ago (I realize that I am no longer young!) I was privileged to hear and see Lee Morgan in Paris ... I especially remember "Goldie", where he alternated phrases on the edge of whisper, with a very "dark sound", and explosions in the upper range, fortissimo, very sizzle! So impressive, I still shudder when thinking back.
     
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