Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Blue Note (4157)
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Release Date: 1963 (1997)
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Simply one of the best jazz albums ever released!

Lee Morgan, like many jazzmen, had a tenuous relationship with hard drugs that was as long as his jazz career. For long periods of his life heroin ruled him and when he would kick the habit for a year or two much of the time was spent getting his chops back. The Sidewinder, his most famous and successful album, came out during one of these breaks which was catalyzed when Morgan heard a tribute show for him on the radio that was made with the assumption he was dead. His heroin addiction continued off and on until 1972 when in between sets at a club he got involved in a three-way argument involving his girlfriend, his drug dealer and himself. It must have been one hell of an argument because it ended with Morgan being shot in the heart by his girlfriend.
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.
Overall, "The Sidewinder" is an essential album in any jazz collection!

Track List (Listen the album in Full)

A1 The Sidewinder       
A2 Totem Pole       

B1 Gary's Notebook       
B2 Boy, What A Night       
B3 Hocus-Pocus 

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