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Author Tutor Course Date Lee Morgan, “Candy” (Lee Morgan), New York, November 18, 1957 Born on July 10, 1938 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States to Nettie Beatrice and Otto Ricardo Morgan, Edward Lee Morgan is the youngest of their four children.
In addition, he had knowledge of playing the alto saxophone. Clifford Brown was His basic stylistic influence. Brown gave him a few lessons. Later at 18, Morgan joined Dizzy Gillespie Big Band where he was a member for one and a half years, until 1958 when Dizzy was forced by the economic situation to disband the unit. In 1956, he started making recordings for Blue Note Records, and eventually recorded 25 albums (McMillan 25). Morgan’s music genre was Jazz; his styles were Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument, and hard bop and the instruments he played were the Trumpet, and flugelhorn. He was the '60s’ finest and among hard bops’ greatest trumpeters of that time. In 1963, the trumpeter returned to New York where he recorded The Sidewinder which eventually became his biggest commercial success. Following this success, Morgan went on to record prolifically, and he produced works like Search for the New Land (1964). During the 1960's, he as a leader recorded some additional albums, and as a sideman continued to record on other artists’ albums, including Stanley Turrentine's Mr. Natural; Wayne Shorter's Night Dreamer; Hank Mobley's Dippin', Straight No Filter, A Caddy for Daddy; and McCoy Tyner's Tender Moments among many more. During his last two years, Morgan got more politically involved and was among the leaders of Jazz and People's Movement (Keith, Ron, Rich & Todd 313). ...