Lee Morgan – The Gigolo (1965/2014) [AcousticSounds FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Lee Morgan – The Gigolo (1965/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:17 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Source: Acoustic Sounds | © Blue Note Records

The Gigolo has no weak moments, featuring jazz aficionados Wayne Shorter, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins. Produced by Alfred Lion. Recorded June 25 & July 1, 1965 at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Lee Morgan was the leading trumpeter in hard bop during the 1960s and he recorded quite a few classic albums for Blue Note. This is one of them. The CD reissue (which adds an alternate take of the title cut to the original five-song program) features Morgan at his best, whether playing his memorable blues “Speed Ball,” an explorative ballad version of “You Go to My Head,” a lengthy “The Gigolo,” or his other two originals (“Yes I Can, No You Can’t” and “Trapped”). There are no weak selections on this set and the playing by the leader, Wayne Shorter on tenor, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins is beyond any serious criticism.

01 – Yes I Can, No You Can’t
02 – Trapped
03 – Speedball
04 – The Gigolo
05 – You Go To My Head

Lee Morgan – trumpet
Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
Harold Mabern – piano
Bob Cranshaw – bass
Billy Higgins – drums