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Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan

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birthday
10th
July, 1938
Death
19th
February, 1972
Birth Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Edward Lee Morgan (July 10, 1938 – February 19, 1972) was an American jazz trumpeter and composer.
One of the key hard bop musicians of the 1960s, Morgan came to prominence in his late teens, recording on John Coltrane’s Blue Train (1957) and with the band of drummer Art Blakey before launching a solo career. Morgan stayed with Blakey until 1961 and started to record as leader in the late ’50s. His song “The Sidewinder”, on the album of the same name, became a surprise crossover hit on the pop and R&B charts in 1964, while Morgan’s recordings found him touching on other styles of music as his artistry matured. Soon after The Sidewinder was released, Morgan rejoined Blakey for a short period. After leaving Blakey for the final time, Morgan continued to work prolifically as both a leader and a sideman with the likes of Hank Mobley and Wayne Shorter, becoming a cornerstone of the Blue Note label.
Morgan’s life was cut short at the age of 33 when his common-law wife Helen shot and killed him following a confrontation at Slugs’ Saloon, in New York City.

instruments played
flugelhorn
trumpet
Associated Acts

Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Charles Earland, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, Wynton Kelly, Grachan Moncur III, Clifford Jordan, Benny Golson

Birth Name

Edward Lee Morgan

Genres

Jazz, bebop, hard bop

Labels

Blue Note Records, Vee-Jay

Occupations

Musician

Years Active

1956-1972

Name

Lee Morgan

Nationality

United States of America

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