Musician Lee Morgan.  From Death of a Sidewinder.  "The sound of the horn crackled through the packed restaurant, and the man at the next table was not amused. “Man, what you doing playing here?” he demanded. “Who you think you are, Miles Davis?”  “No, motherfucker, I’m Lee Morgan.”  Ha!

"There are no natural barriers. It’s all music. It’s either hip or it ain’t." Lee Morgan "I think a definite style comes with living and experience and traveling until you play what you are, you play yourself on the horn.

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Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller, 1957. Photo by Francis Wolff

Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller sharing a moment during Morgan’s City Lights session, Hackensack NJ, August 25 1957 (photo by Francis Wolff)

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Lee Morgan during his Sonic Boom session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, April 14 or 28 1967 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Lee Morgan may have been one of the most important trumpet players in jazz, but he doesn’t have the household name status of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie or Miles Davis. Unfortunately, like Bix...

Lee Morgan performing with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Amsterdam, 1960

Lee Morgan, trompeta. Recording period, 1956-1971. Uno de los grandes trompetistas hard-bop.

From Wikipedia: Edward Lee Morgan (July Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – February New York City) was an American hard bop trumpeter.

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Bob Cranshaw The prolific bassist graced many classic Blue Note albums © Francis Wolff "The Sidewinder" Lee Morgan "The Sidewinder" Lee Morgan © Francis Wolff

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The new documentary "I Called Him Morgan" looks at the life and death of jazz trumpet player Lee Morgan.