...this blog captures in order the albums as I pull these gems off the shelf and groove to them .....

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lee Morgan - City Lights (1957)

Lee Morgan - City Lights 

    As I get older I keep digging deeper into the wonderful Blue Note vaults and this time we are graced by the clever trumpet of lee Morgan.  City Lights was recorded six years before the classic THE SIDEWINDER.

  On this groovy jazz album Morgan hooks up with some of the usual suspects including Curtis Fuller (trombone), George Coleman (sax), Ray Bryant (piano), the very well used Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor on the drums.

 The whole album is fantastic and i think my fav is "Tempo de Waltz" which previously was known as "Waltz Fantasy" originally written by Benny Golson.   

  Morgan plays in mood very fitting to a cool jazz relaxed City Lights never getting to complex or loud for my liking.   All the music on this tempered album were hand picked by Lee Morgan and together they exude a mood that only the lonely late night urban crowd would fully understand.

The 180g Blue Note vinyl sounds superb and presents this album in the richest of possible tones for you to enjoy.

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