The Cooker

Lee Morgan - The Cooker
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1958 Ratings: #19
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February 1958 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blue Note / Label
Hard Bop / Genres
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Lee Morgan is a jazz trumpet player who is well known for his involvement in the development of the hard bop style, but also for some of his excellent solo works and his participation in cultural works. Many people started his talent in the 60's, however even if he progressed a lot, he was for me a rather underestimated artist in the 50's when he was still very young, like this album The Crooker that I review today. Born in 1938 in Philadelphia, he was interested in Jazz music at a very young ... read more


Lee Morgan's 'The Cooker' is one album that I've seen on every jazz fan's Instagram page, or at least seen in their vinyl collection. It gets so much praise for its avant-garde instrumentation and very high-spirited sound. So naturally, I expected to really enjoy this. Well, I did enjoy it...but not as much as I expected.

I don't know what I don't like about it. I think I just expected one sound and got another. Morgan is an incredibly talented musician and composer, but I think his music (or ... read more

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Track List

  1. A Night in Tunisia
  2. Heavy Dipper
  3. Just One of Those Things
  4. Lover Man
  5. New-Ma
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Added on: September 1, 2017