REMEMBERING LEE MORGAN | BRUCE HERING QUINTET at North Street Cabaret
Sat, July 30, 2022
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Bruce Hering, trumpet and flugelhorn | Chris Behrens, piano | Peter Mathistad, saxophone Francis Deck, bass | Jim Huwe, drums,
Lee Morgan | A cornerstone of the Blue Note label roster prior to his tragic demise, Lee Morgan was one of hard bops greatest trumpeters, and indeed one of the finest of the 60s. An all-around master of his instrument modeled after Clifford Brown, Morgan boasted an effortless, virtuosic technique and a full, supple, muscular tone that was just as powerful in the high register. His playing was always emotionally charged, regardless of the specific mood: cocky and exuberant on up-tempo groovers, blistering on bop-oriented technical showcases, sweet and sensitive on ballads. In his early days as a teen prodigy, Morgan was a busy soloist with a taste for long, graceful lines, and honed his personal style while serving an apprenticeship in Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers. . sadly, he would not live to continue his musical growth; he was shot to death by his common-law wife in 1972....