Search For The New Land
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Overshadowed by the success of The Sidewinder, this masterful sextet session of Morgan originals, made just two months later, took years to gain its deserved status as a classic.
Lee Morgan: Trumpet
Wayne Shorter: Tenor Saxophone
Grant Green: Guitar
Herbie Hancock: Piano
Reggie Workman: Bass
Billy Higgins: Drums
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While the other tunes on this album are not as monumental or interesting as the title track, they are all very good. "The Joker" is a blast of fun after the serious tones that preceded it; I especially like the parts where the trumpet, sax, and guitar follow each in a brief round before joining together to restate the theme. "Mr. Kenyatta" is a more typical hard bop number and features excellent solos. "Melancholee" (note the double "e" as in Morgan's "Delightfulee" album from 1966) is more in the vein of the title track and features a beautiful arrangement. Lee's playing on this track is one of the best examples of his poignancy in ballads, another being "You Go to My Head" from his 1965 album "The Gigolo" which also featured Wayne Shorter (who is just as good as Morgan on both tunes). Finally, the album finishes with the very happy "Morgan the Pirate" who will bring a smile to your face. Perhaps the pirate has sailed into the New Land's welcoming harbor.
If you like sextets and Morgan, check out his "Tom Cat" and "Cornbread" albums. The first features Curtis Fuller on trombone and Jackie McLean on alto sax. The second features McLean on alto and Hank Mobley on tenor sax. Of course, you should also check out John Coltrane's classic "Blue Train" from 1957 which featured Morgan and Fuller as sidemen when they were both younger.
If I was only allowed to give 1 5-star rating to each artist, then this would probably be the Lee Morgan album I would chose.