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The Procrastinator - Vinyl Record

by Lee Morgan

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Blue Note (Music Matters)
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed
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.


  • Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!
  • Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech
  • Cut at 45rpm for Better Sound!
  • Pressed on two 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI
  • Limited Edition
  • Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets
  • Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution


  • Lee Morgan, trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter, tenor sax
  • Bobby Hutcherson, vibes
  • Herbie Hancock, piano
  • Ron Carter, bass
  • Billy Higgins, drums


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