7 December 2006
LEE MORGAN - DELIGHTFULEE
Great bit of hard bop from 1967 with the added bonus of Oliver Nelson on couple of tunes and some fairly typical Morgan compositions -here's what they think of it at Dusty Groove.
A unique session by Lee Morgan that not only has him playing with a strong quintet that includes Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner -- but which also features two tracks by a larger band conducted by Oliver Nelson, swinging hard in a really soulful style! Nelson's arrangements on these two tracks are great -- quite progressive, with a soul jazz big band style that seems to point the way towards the 70s -- and the band provides a raging backdrop that lets Lee's trumpet soar over the top in beautiful crystal clear solos. The quartet tracks are equally nice very much in the spirit of Morgan's other incredible work of the time and tracks include "Nite Flite", "Delightful Deggie", "Ca-Lee-So", and "Zambia".
This one had had a recent reissue on cd in Japan and an 80s reissue on vinyl and cd in the USA-sounds easy to find but it aint!
PLEASE NOTE-4 tracks are wrongly titled on the down load.
Ca-Lee-So should be Yesterday and vice versa.
Zambia shuld be Sunrise Sunset and vice versa.
Ransome Knowling has also been good enough to upload the bonus tracks from his US cd version of this album-here's the link