Lee Morgan - Tom Cat


Audio Wave (Blue Note)



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CBNA 0008
UPC: 693692200089
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The most common reaction after hearing Lee Morgan's Tom Cat is "why on Earth didn't Blue Note release this at the time!" The great trumpeter, only 26 at the time of this recording, and his all-star cast with Jackie McLean, Art Blakey, Curtis Fuller and McCoy Tyner are a who's who of the mid-1960s hard bop scene. Quite simply, this is one of Lee Morgan's finest sessions. Even Blue Note owner Alfred Lion, when asked, was hard pressed to understand why a session of this caliber was held back. However Morgan was recording so frequently for Blue Note during this era that several of his finest recordings were lost in the shuffle as the label looked for another hit to rival the massive success of Lee's The Sidewinder. The reasons are somewhat obscure but in any case, this classic outing sat in the vaults as Blue Note slowly declined, became inactive and by 1981 was reduced to being a reissue company focusing on its past glories.


1. Tom Cat
2. Exotique
3. Twice Around
4. Twilight Mist
5. Riggarmortes

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Superb mastering

posted on 04/09/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Erich
This is the best I've heard this album. The mastering is fantastic; definitely worth the price. Just get it!

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