Was Lee Morgan a loud player?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by turtlejimmy, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. BrotherBACH

    BrotherBACH Piano User

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    My first introduction to Jazz was in a music store looking for movie sound tracks. Then, over the sound system, I heard the most beautiful, mellifluous, trumpet sound. I ran to the desk to ask who that was on the system. He said it was Lee Morgan and it was Tom Cat. I do not recall which song at the moment, but the sound went to my very core and my passion for bop was born.

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  2. homebilly

    homebilly Pianissimo User

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    i would classify Lee's sound as INTENSE. Loud maybe at times but Sassy all of the time. i have been deep into Lee for the past few years and before that Freddie.
     
  3. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Lee Morgan rocks now and always did. Along with Louis Armstrong he was one of my first experiences in jazz as a kid: my dad had a Blue Note label anniversary album that included the Sidewinder. To this day, I can't hear the first 2 notes of that theme without being excited :-)
     

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