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Usual Suspect – Lee Morgan

December 8 @ 20 h 00 min - 23 h 30 min

Presented by Vito Nicholas

At his high-flying, raw, prodigious best, Lee has the sound of a man whose doctor told him ‘You’ve got to play everything today because you won’t get the chance tomorrow.’

Going toe-to-toe with the likes of Coltrane, Gillespie, Shorter, McLean, Lee is shorthand for a virtuoso and a man on fire.  His reputation as trumpet player is matched by his deft, tender and imaginative touch as a composer.

He achieved more in his thirty-three years than most men achieve in a lifetime. He joined Dizzy Gillespie’s band when he was just 18, played on Coltrane’s Blue Train when he was 19, and recorded 25 albums as a band leader on Blue Note.

Not sticking to just Lee’s discography – and hence the name for the evening, Usual Suspect, I will be playing a few albums Lee appears on – particularly his work with John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Jackie McLean.

This is an Evening Dedicated

Come early as it is first come first served and seating is limited.

Needle drop at 20:00

 

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Date:
December 8
Time:
20 h 00 min - 23 h 30 min
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