Lee Morgan - The Cooker (Blue Note Tone Poet)
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Listening to Lee Morgan blow his molten solo on "A Night In Tunisia", the opening track of 'The Cooker', it's hard to fathom that he was only 19 years old at the time. Recorded just 2 weeks after Morgan's dazzling performance on John Coltrane's masterpiece 'Blue Train' in September 1957, 'The Cooker' was in fact Morgan's 5th Blue Note album as a leader. Bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones (both of whom also played on Blue Train) are joined by baritone saxophone master Pepper Adams and the great Bobby Timmons on piano on this superbly swinging session.
Blue Note Records' Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).