Jazz Messengers #3


Lee Morgan

7 comments:

Timmy said...

UN-standing room only

Tom Sutpen said...

Were I to hazard a guess, I would say it's a reference to the somewhat diminutive dimensions of whatever joint that is Blakey and his Messengers blew apart that evening.

That is, however, a guess.

Joe Thompson said...

Sidewinder. Cool.

Regards,
Joe Thompson ;0)

erik hogstrom said...

"Sidewinder" has such an infectious groove. The tune will pop into my head from time to time and just remain there for hours.
People probably wonder why my head bops.

swac said...

Definitely died too young. Shot to death in a club called Slugs'...irony sucks.

swac said...

Thanks for the link, Bruno!

Friday Street said...

Great photo. Not seen this one before. Strikes me in two ways. First his tone and playing always sounded so huge that it is appropriate that he is larger than his surroundings. Secondly when listening to his recordings it always sound like he is playing directly TO you. So to see him eyes averted and horn directed downwards is strange. Starting places for anyone new to Lee (you are in for a treat) would be the solo album Search for the New Land or the Art Blakey The Big Beat.