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Delightfulee free pdf This book tells the story of one of the most individual jazz stylists of his time.Lee Morgan began his professional career in Philadelphia at age fifteen. At eighteen, after a short stint with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Morgan went to New York to join Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra, where he stayed until 1958, when the group disbanded. A return to Blakey brought Morgan new opportunities, including his first attempts at composition. But however much his time with Blakey helped to advance his playing and writing, the destructive drug habits of Morgan's band mates exerted just as strong an influence. Within two years, Morgan would be back home in Philadelphia, penniless and strung out on heroin.Morgan's return to music in the early to mid 1960s witnessed a tremendous evolution in his playing. Formerly a virtuoso in the mold of his idol, Clifford Brown, Morgan brought to his critically acclaimed Blue Note records of the era an emotionally charged, muscular tone, full of poise and control. But it was with the record Sidewinder, recorded in 1963, that Morgan found his greatest fame and commercial success. The title tune, an infectious groove incorporating elements of R

About Jeff McMillan

Jeff McMillan received his MA from the Jazz History and Research program at Rutgers-Newark in 2000 and currently works as an archivist for the Metropolitan Opera.

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Author : Jeff McMillan
Publisher : The University of Michigan Press
Data Published : 15 September 2008
ISBN : 0472115022
EAN : 9780472115020
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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