Lee Morgan

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by Lee Morgan

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10 July 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 19 February 1972, New York City, New York, USA. Prodigiously talented, Morgan played trumpet professionally at the age of 15 and three years later joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band. During this same period he recorded with John Coltrane, Hank Mobley and others. In 1958 the Gillespie band folded and Morgan joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers where he made a tremendous impact not only nationally but around the world, thanks to the... Read more

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jazz
trumpet
hard bop
bebop
blue note records
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