Lee Morgan - The Rajah
Lee Morgan - The Rajah
Lee Morgan - The Rajah
Lee Morgan - The Rajah
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Lee Morgan - The Rajah
Lee Morgan - The Rajah
Lee Morgan - The Rajah
Lee Morgan - The Rajah

Lee Morgan - The Rajah

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Lee Morgan – trumpet [click here to see more vinyl featuring Lee Morgan]

Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Hank Mobley]

Cedar Walton – piano

Paul Chambers – bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Paul Chambers]

Billy Higgins – drums

1 LP, Gatefold jacket 

Original analog Master tape : YES

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  RTI

Label :  Blue Note Tone Poet

Original Label :  Blue Note

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on November 29, 1966

Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder

Produced by Joe Harley

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Originally released in 1984

Reissued in 2021


Tracks :       

Side A

  1. A Pilgrim's Funny Farm
  2. The Rajah


Side B

  1. Is That So
  2. Davisamba
  3. What Now My Love
  4. Once In A Lifetime


Reviews :

“This long-lost Lee Morgan session was not released for the first time until it was discovered in the Blue Note vaults by Michael Cuscuna in 1984; it has still not been reissued on CD. Originals by Cal Massey, Duke Pearson ("Is That So") and Walter Davis, in addition to a couple of surprising pop tunes ("What Not My Love" and "Once in My Lifetime") and Morgan's title cut, are well-played by the quintet (which includes the trumpeter/leader, Hank Mobley on tenor, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Billy Higgins). Much of the music is reminiscent of The Jazz Messengers and that may have been the reason that it was lost in the shuffle for Morgan was soon investigating modal-oriented tunes. Despite its neglect, this is a fine session that Lee Morgan and hard bop fans will want.” AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow



AllMusic 3/5 , Discogs 4.62 / 5

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