The Procrastinator by Lee Morgan
In 1961, Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter formed the frontline of one of the greatest versions of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In 1967 they had a reunion for The Procrastinator, showing just how much they both had grown through the years. Morgan, who had a major hit with The Sidewinder a few years earlier, had broken away from the Clifford Brown trumpet tradition to become a brash, adventurous and consistently stunning soloist who perfectly symbolized the era.
Morgan's brand of forward-looking hard bop was influenced by free jazz and put a premium on uninhibited self-expression. Shorter sounded unlike anyone else and wrote highly original compositions. Playing in a sextet with Bobby Hutcherson and Herbie Hancock, Morgan and Shorter contributed all of the songs which include the funky Party Time and other pieces that push hard bop to its limit. The results are exhilarating, vital and timeless.
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1. The Procrastinator
2. Party Time
3. Dear Sir
6. Soft Touch
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