RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 180577030 LA English T1 DelightfuLee : the life and music of Lee Morgan A1 McMillan, Jeffery S., PB University of Michigan Press PP Ann Arbor YR 2008 SN 9780472115020 0472115022 9780472032815 047203281X AB "One of the most individual stylists of his time, trumpeter Lee Morgan began his professional career in Philadelphia at age fifteen. At eighteen, after a short stint with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Morgan joined Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra, where he stayed until the group disbanded in 1958. A return to Blakey brought Morgan new opportunities, including his first successful attempts at composition. But however much his time with Blakey helped to advance his playing and writing, his boss's and his bandmates' destructive drug habits exerted just as strong an influence. Within three years, Morgan would be back home in Philadelphia, strung out on heroin and penniless." "Morgan's return to music in the early to mid-sixties witnessed a tremendous evolution in his playing. Formerly a virtuoso in the model 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, due to the infectious groove of the title tune. By the time of his death, at thirty-three--murdered in a New York City club by his girlfriend Helen More, during a gig - Morgan had begun a new phase of his career, experimenting with freer-forms of musical expression."--BOOK JACKET.