Lee Morgan – The Gigolo

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

Swinging Bop

Thoughts
An all around solid bop outing:

‘Yes I can, no you can’t’ starts things off strong with a number of melodic lines and quick tasteful solos from the band.

‘Trapped’ features a nice dueling solo between Lee and the sax player.

The self titled track is another good one perhaps best displaying the albums good playing without overdone flair.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Lee-Morgan-The-Gigolo/release/3263937

Listen!

Youtube


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHtIEMfBhss

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Miles Davis,John Coltrane – The Final Tour (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6)

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening

What’s it sound like?

Dude… it’s miles and trane

Thoughts

An excellent collection of live jazz. It’s dense for a straight-through listening session but for an abridged selection I’d probably pick a start with the Copenhagen tracks where things are a bit more melodic and playful then get into the Paris tracks. The solos in Paris, particularly from trane, are extra crunchy form, worth the price of admission just ‘on all of you’ where it’s putting his all in.

Can’t recommend this enough, some of my favorite live jazz.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Miles-Davis-John-Coltrane-The-Final-Tour-The-Bootleg-Series-Vol-6/release/11754340

Listen!

Spotify