I didn't play jazz on this blog for three months. Today it's the turn of one of my favorite trumpet players: Lee Morgan. A long time ago I talked to you about him as a sideman with the great Art Blakey. This time we are going to enjoy his music as a frontman with his own quintet (featuring Joe Henderson on sax). Although "Sidewinder" is the best known song from the album of the same name, I have a predilection for "Totem Pole". A chain of wonderful trumpet, sax and piano solos along 10 minutes. Awesome.
Lee Morgan - Totem Pole