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Lee Morgan: Lee Morgan, Vol. 3

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Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone), Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Charlie Persip (drums).

This 1957 session from trumpeter Lee Morgan, which dates among his earliest recordings for Blue Note, is an excellent post-bop album. The compositions by Benny Golson (who also plays tenor on the date) are streamlined and accessible, yet are still complex and full of challenging ideas. Morgan shows off his nimble technique, and is ably assisted by Gigi Gryce on alto, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The CD reissue of this solid disc, complete with Rudy Van Gelder remastering, is very welcome.


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