Lee Morgan was born Edward Lee Morgan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1938. Growing up, Morgan liked playing the vibraphone and saxophone but eventually settled on mainly playing the trumpet. His music started to become popular when he was in his late teens.
- Morgan recorded the “Sidewinder” in 1956 which became his greatest hit.
- He joined Art Blakey’s The Messengers in 1958 which helped to develop his talent as a composer and soloist
- Unfortunately, his drug problems ultimately forced him to leave the group in 1961.
- Morgan played the bebop genre of jazz.
Morgan was killed on February 19, 1972 at Slug’s Saloon(jazz club) in New York City. He was shot by his wife, Helen Morgan. Morgan’s music and his work with other groups will go down in history as very influential to the jazz genre.
|Lee Morgan Indeed!||1956||Blue Note|
|Introducing Lee Morgan||1956||Savoy|
|Lee Morgan Sextet||1957||Blue Note|
|Lee Morgan Vol. 3||1957||Blue Note|
|City Lights||1957||Blue Note|
|The Cooker||1957||Blue Note|
|Here’s Lee Morgan||1960||Vee-Jay|
|The Young Lions||1960||Vee-Jay|
|The Sidewinder||1963||Blue Note|
|Search for the New Land||1964||Blue Note|
|Tom Cat||1964||Blue Note|
|The Rumproller||1965||Blue Note|
|The Gigolo||1965||Blue Note|
|The Rajah||1966||Blue Note|
|Sonic Boom||1967||Blue Note|
|The Procrastinator||1967||Blue Note|
|The Sixth Sense||1967||Blue Note|
|Live at the Lighthouse||1970||Blue Note|
|The Last Session||1971||Blue Note|