There is no real explanation for Lee Morgan's greatness. He emerged in 1956 as a precocious 18-year old already recording for Blue Note and performing as one of the stars of the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra. He continued to grow during his years with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and in the 1960s was jazz's leading trumpeter. In 1965 when he recorded The Gigolo, Morgan was still only 27 yet had already created a lifetime of exciting music.
On The Gigolo, he builds upon his earlier successes and plays with a brilliance only reached by the most immortal of jazz musicians. His four originals include the original version of his memorable blues "Speed Ball," and he really digs into "You Go To My Head." Hearing The Gigolo with its phenomenal sound and brilliant playing is a thrill that all jazz fans need to experience.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside. See more Lee Morgan records here