Monday, September 11, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Lee Morgan was one of the best jazz trumpeters of the 60s who died a tragic death at age 33. When Tom Cat was recorded in 1964, Morgan had just become a star with the hit Sidewinder. Despite the all star lineup and the high quality of the music, Blue Note didn't release Tom Cat. It was found in the vault and released in 1980. Blue Note has released a remastered version recently. The music is as good as anything Morgan recorded. The all star band is Jackie McLean on alto sax, Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass & Art Blakey on drums. That's a band worthy of a Jazz Messengers session. The music still sounds fresh today and is a worthy addition to the collection of any jazz fan.