The Sidewinder

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
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1964 Ratings: #23
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July 1, 1964 / Release Date
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Blue Note / Label
Hard Bop / Genres
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“There are no natural barriers. It's all music. It's either hip or it ain't.”
-Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan was a prodigy. By the age of 20 he was releasing his own records and had already performed in multiple classics, such as "Blue Train" by John Coltrane and "Moanin" by Art Blakey. He didn't just perform in these records though, he was one of the key components of them. He was a young mind with fresh ideas. In fact, when Benny Golson exited the Jazz Messengers, ... read more


The History of the Albums - n°243

[I invite you to read my review of Lee Morgan's The Cooker (1958), in order to better understand his life and this one]. If you are familiar with the HOTA series, you may have noticed that with a few exceptions (especially when they are legends) there are few jazzmen from the 50's who have had the right to several episodes in the last 2 decades. It's a rather rare thing which can be explained by the very important evolution of jazz in about 10 years and ... read more


Seriously, why are there so many great jazz records.

Track Review

The Sidewinder 9.5/10
Totem Pole 8.5/10.
Gary's Notebook 8/10
Boy, What a Night 9/10
Hocus-Pocus 8/10

Average: 8.6/10

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Added on: July 21, 2016