Lee Morgan : Candy
Lee Morgan : Candy
Lee Morgan (trumpet), Sonny Clark (piano), Doug Watkins (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
Blue Note 1590
Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)
Limited edition : 2,500 printings
Brand New and Sealed Record
Discontinued : last copy available!...
1 - Candy
2 - Since I Fell For You
3 - C.T.A.
4 - All The Way
5 - Who Do You Love I Hope
6 - Personality
Recorded on November 18, 1957 and February 2, 1958 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Classical music is full of child prodigies but they are somewhat rare in jazz. Lee Morgan was an exception, for he was a brilliant trumpeter while still a teenager. His musical genius is difficult to explain; but easy to hear. Lee Morgan emerged fully formed technically along with a crackling intensity and passion that was a joy to experience.
By the time he recorded Candy in 1959, the 20-year old had already led five albums for Blue Note, and had logged valuable time with not only the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, but also as a member of (what some consider) the finest edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Candy is a unique item in Morgan's history for it is the only quartet album that Morgan ever recorded. In fact, no other horns were needed! Candy features the trumpeter playing with beauty, fire, passion and a mature lyricism exceeding most musicians double his age.
Joined by a rhythm section of young giants including pianist Sonny Clark, Morgan burns on the faster pieces but puts plenty of feeling into "All The Way," the soulful "Since I Fell For You" and "Personality." At 20, Lee Morgan was already a modern master and, from this point forward, considered one of the great trumpet men of jazz. Who said that youth was wasted on the young?
The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is remastered from the original analogue Van Gelder studio tapes and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.