Lee Morgan
Born: 1938

Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big
band at 18, remaining a member for two years. Beginning in
1956, he began recording as a leader, mainly for the Blue
Note label, eventually he recorded twenty-five albums for
the company. Morgan’s principal influence as a player was
Clifford Brown, having had direct contact with him before
Brown’s premature death.

He was also a featured sideman on several early Hank
Mobley records, and John Coltrane’s Blue Train. On the
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