Lee Morgan was an American hard bop trumpeter who recorded prolifically from 1956 until a day before his girlfriend murdered him in February 1972. He began recording for Blue Note Records in 1956, eventually recording 25 albums as a leader for the company, with more than 250 musicians. career moved from hard and post-bop to soul-jazz. was soon His investigating modal-oriented tunes often didn't the light of day until after his untimely death.
Edward Lee Morgan was born in Philadelphia on July 10, 1938, the youngest of Otto Ricardo and Nettie Beatrice Morgan's four children. Originally interested in the vibraphone, he soon showed a growing enthusiasm for the trumpet. On his thirteenth birthday, his sister Ernestine gave him... Read More