Cornbread: By Lee Morgan

Master jazz Trumpeter Lee Morgan, whose playing dwarfed that of Media darling Miles Davis, was also an interesting composer, his romantic ‘Ceora’ being a good example of his talents. In 1966 Morgan took a sextet into the Blue Note studios and recorded the album entitled ‘Cornbread’. We recommend the title track, though ‘Ceora’ is also included. The star-studded lineup contained Jackie McLean (alto) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) and Billy Higgins (drums). Few of these ‘greats’ have survived and the young Morgan was the first to die. Tragically, he was shot on the bandstand by a jealous girlfriend.

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