Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues!
This 1960 session was Lee Morgan's last for Blue Note before he left the label. Of course, he'd return in three years to cut a little diddy called The Sidewinder, which tended to overshadow all he had done before. Lee-way, an all-star affair with Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Paul Chambers and Art Blakey, features beautiful solos from all.
This album is unique within Lee Morgan's vast and rich Blue Note discography. The trumpeter abandons time constraints and stretches out on four, soulful, hard-bop compositions. These hard bop masters are constantly inspired by Blakey's explosive grooves.
Numbered & Limited to 2500 copies
Original analog master tapes
Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
Pressed by RTI
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
Bobby Timmons, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Blakey, drums
1. These Are Soulful Days
2. The Lion And The Wolff
3. Midtown Blues
4. Nakatini Suite