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A teenage trumpet prodigy, Lee Morgan won crossover stardom with his irresistibly groovy hit, "The Sidewinder". Geoffrey Smith surveys the meteoric career that was cut short by his death in a shooting at just 33.

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Sun 10 Apr 2016 00:00

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  • Lee Morgan

    The Sidewinder

    Performer: Billy Higgins. Performer: Joe Henderson. Performer: Barry Harris. Performer: Bob Cranshaw.
    • The Sidewinder.
    • Blue Note.
    • 1.
  • Art Blakey

    Calling Miss Khadija

    Performer: Lee Morgan. Performer: Curtis Fuller. Performer: Wayne Shorter. Performer: Cedar Walton. Performer: Reggie Workman.
    • INDESTRUCTIBLE.
    • BLUE NOTE.
    • 1.
  • John Coltrane

    Blue Train

    Performer: Lee Morgan. Performer: Curtis Fuller. Performer: Kenny Drew. Performer: Paul Chambers. Performer: Philly Joe Jones.
    • Blue Train.
    • Blue Note.
    • 1.
  • Lee Morgan

    Boy, What A Night

    Performer: Bob Cranshaw. Performer: Billy Higgins. Performer: Barry Harris. Performer: Joe Henderson.
    • The Sidewinder.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    That's All

    Performer: Lee Morgan. Performer: Billy Mitchell. Performer: Wynton Kelly. Performer: Charlie Persip.
    • Dizzy in Greece.
    • Verve Records.
    • 8.
  • Lee Morgan

    Melancholee

    Performer: Herbie Hancock. Performer: Reggie Workman. Performer: Wayne Shorter. Performer: Grant Green. Performer: Billy Higgins.
    • Search for the New Land.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4.
  • Lee Morgan

    Ceora

    Performer: Hank Mobley. Performer: Herbie Hancock. Performer: Larry Ridle. Performer: Billy Higgins.
    • Cornbread.
    • Blue Note.
    • 3.

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