Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 314:29 minutes | ~ 13,7 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Edward Lee Morgan as an American jazz trumpeter. Known mainly as one of the key hard bop musicians of the 1960s, Morgan came to prominence in his late teens, recording on John Coltrane's Blue Train and with the band of drummer Art Blakey before launching a solo career. Morgan's career was cut short at the age of 33, when his longtime girlfriend shot him at Slug's Saloon where he died of his injuries.


Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - The Cooker (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:50 minutes | 1,84 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Cooker was recorded on September 29, 1957 and released in 1958 on Blue Note Records. Produced by Alfred Lion, it features classic tunes such as "A Night in Tunisia" and "Lover Man".

The trumpeter, then just 19, teams up with baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a particularly strong set that is highlighted by a lengthy and fiery "Night in Tunisia," "Lover Man" and a rapid rendition of "Just One of Those Things." Morgan plays remarkably well for his age (already ranking just below Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis), making this an essential acquisition.

Tracklist:

01 - A Night In Tunisia
02 - Heavy Dipper
03 - Just One Of Those Things
04 - Lover Man
05 - New-Ma

Recorded on September 29, 1957 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ.

Musicians:
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
Bobby Timmons – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / The Cooker
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.52 dB -14.43 dB 9:23 01-A Night In Tunisia
DR12 -0.07 dB -14.87 dB 7:05 02-Heavy Dipper
DR12 -0.53 dB -14.65 dB 7:17 03-Just One Of Those Things
DR13 -0.57 dB -17.04 dB 6:51 04-Lover Man
DR12 -0.74 dB -15.95 dB 8:14 05-New-Ma
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 6317 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - Candy (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:11 minutes | 1,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Candy was recorded by Lee Morgan in 1958 and was produced by Alfred Lion. Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ, the album features performances by Morgan, Sonny Clark, Doug Watkins and Art Taylor.

Recorded when he was only 19, Candy was one of the first albums (along with The Cooker, recorded the same year) where Lee Morgan showed his own unique style. His prodigal technical virtuosity had already been proven at this time in the Dizzy Gilliespie band, but Morgan's first solo ventures had been remarkable only because of his young age. Here, the influence of some of Morgan's mentors can be seen, but instead of just emulating the style of older trumpeters like Clifford Brown, he has begun absorbing bits and pieces of the phrasing and style of a wide range of musicians, from Gillespie to Miles Davis, then using them to forge his own sound. Morgan places himself front and center here – there are no other horns to carry the melodic lines, leaving him quite exposed, but he manages to perform beautifully. Not merely a technical marvel, his tone on this album was sweet and his playing fluid, infused with joy and crisply articulated emotion. Morgan would later turn out to be an expert songwriter, but here songs like Buddy Johnson's "Since I Fell for You," and Jimmy Heath's "C.T.A." gave him ample space to show off his talents.

Tracklist:

01 - Candy
02 - Since I Fell For You
03 - C.T.A.
04 - All The Way
05 - Who Do You Love, I Hope
06 - Personality

Recorded on November 18, 1957 (2,6) and February 2, 1958 (1,3-5) at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ.

Musicians:
Lee Morgan - trumpet
Sonny Clark - piano
Doug Watkins - bass
Art Taylor - drums

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / Candy
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.67 dB -14.63 dB 7:01 01-Candy
DR14 -1.86 dB -17.99 dB 5:34 02-Since I Fell For You
DR10 -1.93 dB -13.35 dB 5:05 03-C.T.A.
DR12 -2.73 dB -16.75 dB 7:21 04-All The Way
DR11 -1.52 dB -14.30 dB 4:57 05-Who Do You Love, I Hope
DR13 -0.81 dB -15.36 dB 6:12 06-Personality
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 6640 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1964/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:57 minutes | 1,96 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Celebrated jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan paved the way for the popularity of ‘60s soul-jazz with the release of his definitive classic The Sidewinder. The title track and one of Morgan’s signature tunes exemplified the soul-jazz genre, later becoming a jazz standard. Recorded in 1963 at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio, the highly successful album would chart on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard’s Top R&B albums. Its provocative phrasing and innovative technique mesmerized audiences. The album includes the hard-bop tracks “Gary’s Notebook,” “Hocus-Pocus” and “Boy, What a Night.” An absolute essential.

Carried by its almost impossibly infectious eponymous opening track, The Sidewinder helped foreshadow the sounds of boogaloo and soul-jazz with its healthy R&B influence and Latin tinge. While the rest of the album retreats to a more conventional hard bop sound, Morgan's compositions are forward-thinking and universally solid. Only 25 at the time of its release, Morgan was accomplished (and perhaps cocky) enough to speak of mentoring the great Joe Henderson, who at 26 was just beginning to play dates with Blue Note after getting out of the military. Henderson makes a major contribution to the album, especially on "Totem Pole," where his solos showed off his singular style, threatening to upstage Morgan, who is also fairly impressive here. Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins are all in good form throughout the album as well, and the group works together seamlessly to create an album that crackles with energy while maintaining a stylish flow.

Tracklist:

01 - The Sidewinder (2012 - Remaster)
02 - Totem Pole (2012 - Remaster)
03 - Gary's Notebook (2012 - Remaster)
04 - Boy, What a Night (2012 - Remaster)
05 - Hocus-Pocus (2012 - Remaster) **

Recorded on December 21, 1963 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

** - Here's another HDTracks' defect at the end of the track "5" - Decoding failure at 6:26.112
But this is not correct, because the real track lenght is 6:25, and you can play it correctly to the end.
No better version available.

Musicians:
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
Barry Harris – piano
Bob Cranshaw – double bass
Billy Higgins – drums

About the Mastering: - High Resolution Mastering by Alan Yoshida and Robin Lynn at Blanche DuBois, April 2012.

“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / The Sidewinder (2012 - Remaster)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.66 dB -17.18 dB 10:28 01-The Sidewinder (2012 - Remaster)
DR12 0.00 dB -16.51 dB 10:16 02-Totem Pole (2012 - Remaster)
DR11 -1.23 dB -16.20 dB 6:10 03-Gary's Notebook (2012 - Remaster)
DR12 -0.01 dB -15.82 dB 7:37 04-Boy, What a Night (2012 - Remaster)
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Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 6541 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1966/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:24 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The jazz album Search For the New Land features five original compositions by trumpeter Lee Morgan. With an all star musical lineup, the album acquired number 16 on Billboard's Black Albums chart. Search For the New Land is recognized as one of Morgan's best recordings.

This is one of the finest Lee Morgan records. The great trumpeter contributes five challenging compositions ("Search for the New Land," "The Joker," "Mr. Kenyatta," "Melancholee," and "Morgan the Pirate") that deserve to be revived. Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, guitarist Grant Green, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Billy Higgins are all in particularly creative form on the fresh material, and they stretch the boundaries of hard bop (the modern mainstream jazz of the period). The result is a consistently stimulating set that rewards repeated listenings.

Tracklist:

01 - Search For The New Land
02 - The Joker
03 - Mr. Kenyatta
04 - Melancholee
05 - Morgan The Pirate

Recorded on February 15, 1964 at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Musicians:
Lee Morgan - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock - piano
Grant Green - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / Search For The New Land
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.61 dB -18.36 dB 15:47 01-Search For The New Land
DR13 0.00 dB -16.88 dB 5:05 02-The Joker
DR13 0.00 dB -16.40 dB 8:45 03-Mr. Kenyatta
DR14 0.00 dB -21.51 dB 6:16 04-Melancholee
DR13 -0.02 dB -16.66 dB 6:32 05-Morgan The Pirate
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5041 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - The Rumproller (1966/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:27 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Rumproller is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and was produced by Alfred Lion. Recorded on April 9 & 21, 1965, it was released later that year.

To follow up on his unexpected boogaloo hit "The Sidewinder," Lee Morgan recorded Andrew Hill's somewhat similar "The Rumproller" but this time the commercial magic was not there. However the trumpeter, tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Ronnie Mathews, bassist Victor Sproles and drummer Billy Higgins all play quite well on the title cut, two of Morgan's songs (the bossa nova "Eclipso" is somewhat memorable), a ballad tribute to Billie Holiday and Wayne Shorter's "Edda." This album is worth picking up but it is not essential.

Tracklist:

01 - The Rumproller
02 - Desert Moonlight
03 - Eclipso
04 - Edda
05 - The Lady

Recorded on April 9 & 21, 1965 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Musicians:
Lee Morgan - trumpet
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Ronnie Mathews - piano
Victor Sproles - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / The Rumproller
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 0.00 dB -16.19 dB 10:25 01-The Rumproller
DR12 0.00 dB -15.17 dB 9:18 02-Desert Moonlight
DR11 0.00 dB -14.49 dB 6:53 03-Eclipso
DR11 0.00 dB -13.88 dB 7:20 04-Edda
DR14 -1.22 dB -18.85 dB 7:31 05-The Lady
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5469 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - The Gigolo (1966/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:17 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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.

Tracklist:

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

Recorded on June 25 & July 1, 1965 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

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

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / The Gigolo
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -1.29 dB -13.14 dB 7:23 01-Yes I Can, No You Can't
DR9 -1.42 dB -13.12 dB 5:59 02-Trapped
DR10 -1.14 dB -13.68 dB 5:31 03-Speedball
DR10 -1.41 dB -13.41 dB 11:02 04-The Gigolo
DR10 -1.35 dB -15.15 dB 7:22 05-You Go To My Head
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 6225 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - Cornbread (1967/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:56 minutes | 1,58 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Cornbread is Lee Morgan’s 1965 masterpiece. The session features five of his most memorable hits including the ballad “Ceora,” “Cornbread,” “Our Man Higgins,” “Ill Wind” and “Most Like Lee.” The legendary trumpeter is joined by a stellar cast of musicians including Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Larry Ridley, Jackie McLean and Hank Mobley. Reaching #7 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums, Cornbread is vital for any music lover’s collection.

This session is best known for introducing Lee Morgan's beautiful ballad "Ceora", but actually all five selections (which include Morgan's "Cornbread", "Our Man Higgins," "Most Like Lee," and the standard "Ill Wind") are quite memorable. The trumpeter/leader performs with a perfectly complementary group of open-minded and talented hard bop stylists (altoist Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley on tenor, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Larry Ridley, and drummer Billy Higgins) and creates a Blue Note classic that is heartily recommended.

Tracklist:

01 - Cornbread
02 - Our Man Higgins
03 - Ceora
04 - Ill Wind
05 - Most Like Lee

Recorded on September 18, 1965 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Musicians:
Lee Morgan – Trumpet
Jackie McLean – Alto sax
Hank Mobley – Tenor sax
Larry Ridley – Bass
Herbie Hancock – Piano
Billy Higgins – Drums

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / Cornbread
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.01 dB -13.76 dB 9:00 01-Cornbread
DR12 -0.92 dB -14.92 dB 8:50 02-Our Man Higgins
DR12 -1.62 dB -17.20 dB 6:21 03-Ceora
DR14 -1.62 dB -19.76 dB 7:57 04-Ill Wind
DR11 -1.05 dB -15.36 dB 6:49 05-Most Like Lee
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5604 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Lee Morgan - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Lee Morgan - Delightfulee (1967/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:26 minutes | 1,66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Delightfulee features Lee Morgan performing both with a quintet and a big band, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson. Recorded on April 8 & May 27, 1966. The album was produced by Alfred Lion.

As Lee Morgan's career moved from hard and post-bop to soul-jazz, Delightfulee serves as a further bridge in a half-and-half fashion. Four of the seven cuts feature his potent quintet with a young and emerging tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson, as his front line mate, McCoy Tyner ever brilliant on piano, and Billy Higgins firing up the rhythm as only the drummer could. The remainder of the date consists of tracks orchestrated by Oliver Nelson featuring an 11-piece ensemble. There are two selections that feature versions of compositions with both configurations. "Zambia" is a post-bop classic in Morgan's repertoire, sporting a memorable, concise, no-nonsense melody line punctuated by Tyner's piano chords, but in big-band style, it is full and rich, maybe too much so. The easy, deep waltz "Delightful Deggie," may benefit from the orchestration. Wayne Shorter is the featured tenor on the larger group tracks, while saxophonists Danny Bank and Phil Woods (both doubling on flute, a rarity for Woods),trombonist Tom McIntosh, tuba player Don Butterfield,and French Horn icon James Buffington supply the depth. The drummer for the big-and cuts is Philly Joe Jones, and again, is quite a contrast to the smoother Higgins. Of the small ensemble cuts, the fun calypso boogaloo "Ca-Lee-So" is a postscript for Morgan's big hit "The Sidewinder," recorded three years prior. Tyner strokes out kinetic forms during "Nite Flite," and dips into deep blues for "Deggie." Morgan and Henderson's solos are always spot on. The best big-band track, "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof, is extremely hip and features a relaxed Shorter, while the worst, a somber samba take on the Beatles' "Yesterday," seems a throwaway. For some this will always be an oddball release of Morgan's, but it does suggest moving on into what would be a fruitful and successful final five years.

Tracklist:

01 - Ca-Lee-So
02 - Zambia
03 - Yesterday
04 - Sunrise, Sunset
05 - Nite Flite
06 - The Delightful Deggie

Recorded on April 8 & May 27, 1966 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Musicians:
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6
Lee Morgan - trumpet
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
McCoy Tyner - piano
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

Tracks 3, 4, 7-10
Lee Morgan, Ernie Royal - trumpet
Oliver Nelson - arrangements
Tom McIntosh - trombone
Jim Buffington - French horn
Don Butterfield - tuba
Phil Woods - alto saxophone, flute
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Danny Bank - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
McCoy Tyner - piano
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Philly Joe Jones - drums

Analyzed: Lee Morgan / Delightfulee
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -1.72 dB -13.33 dB 5:33 01-Ca-Lee-So
DR10 -1.45 dB -13.91 dB 6:32 02-Zambia
DR10 -2.07 dB -14.64 dB 5:48 03-Yesterday
DR10 -1.79 dB -13.81 dB 6:17 04-Sunrise, Sunset
DR9 -1.94 dB -14.13 dB 7:38 05-Nite Flite
DR10 -1.56 dB -14.65 dB 6:37 06-The Delightful Deggie
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5840 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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