Lee Morgan: You Go to My Head


You Go to My Head


Lee Morgan (trumpet)


The Gigolo (Blue Note B2-84212)

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Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Harold Mabern (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).

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

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