This classic Blue Note session finds trumpeter Morgan not having to battle other horns, just front-and-center with an all-star trio behind him. It was his only quartet recording as a leader, for Blue Note. The exquisite Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins' solid bass and the ever-tasteful Art Taylor behind the drums complete these sessions recorded in Hackensack by RVG in Nov. '57 and Feb. '58. Loaded with standards, it's a hard-bop masterpiece that both swings and shows the ballad side of one of the defining young trumpeters from the late 50s - early 60s. Not discounting the contributions from the rhythm section, the high-caliber interplay between just trumpet and piano is a rare treat and a marvel to behold.
Musicians: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Sonny Clark, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums. Selections:
2. Since I Fell For You
4. All The Way
5. Who Do You Love I Hope