Lee Morgan: You Go to My Head
You Go to My Head
Lee Morgan (trumpet)
The Gigolo (Blue Note B2-84212)
Composed by J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 1, 1965
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
On the heels of his previous year's hit "The Sidewinder," Lee Morgan applies 3/5ths of the same quintet and an equally engaging groove to this misterioso standard. Although bossa nova was by now a full-blown fad, Lee strolls the beach closer to 125th Street than to Ipanema, with better results than the bandwagon hoppers chasing the tall-&-tan-&-young-&-lovely almighty buck. Atop Mabern, Cranshaw and Higgins's funky foundation, Morgan and Shorter form a surprisingly lyrical twosome. Listeners familiar with Shorter's abstraction during this period with the Miles Davis Quintet should not be misled: this is a graceful, gently swinging, straight-ahead track.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz