Lee Morgan - The Rajah

Lee Morgan - The Rajah

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Release Date 19th February

BLUE NOTE TONE POET AUDIOPHILE SERIES

CONTINUING BLUE NOTE RECORDS’ ACCLAIMED TONE POET AUDIOPHILE VINYL REISSUE SERIES

Launched in 2019, the Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features 180g audiophile vinyl reissues mastered by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, California, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing “Old Style” Gatefold Tip-On Jackets.

This sleek and beautifully paced Lee Morgan album was recorded in 1966 but shelved until 1984 for unknown reasons. In addition to the trumpeter, the quintet here features a superb line-up with Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Cedar Walton on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums, all playing at the top of their game.

Highlights include the Duke Pearson gem “Is That So” and the enticing title track penned by Morgan.