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Lee Morgan Complete Live at the Lighthouse 12LP/8CD

Dobbelt-LP-en med Lee Morgan, «Live at the Lighthouse», med Harold Mabern på piano, Bennie Maupin på treblås, Jymie Merritt på bass og Mickey Roker på trommer, ble tatt opp på klubben The Lighthouse i Hermosa Beach, California over tre dager i juli 1970. Dobbeltalbumet ble gitt ut i 1971 på Blue Note Records, men det var klart fra begynnelsen at de fire sporene («Absolutions»/«The Beehive»/«Neophilia»/«Nommo») bare var en brøkdel av det materialet som ble spilt inn.

Ved 25-årsmerket for utgivelsen i 1996 ble det gitt ut en trippel-CD med opptak av ytterligere ni låter fra disse tre dagene. I dag sendte Blue Note ut melding om at nå kommer alle opptakene fra disse konsertene, i alt trettitre låter med mer enn fire timer tidligere uutgitt musikk!

Blue Note har lagt ut en uutgitt versjon av Harold Maberns låt «The Beehive» i forbindelse med slippet av denne nyheten.

Samlingen blir sluppet 30. juli i år, og vil utgis på 12 LP-er eller 8 CD-er. LP-boksen vil bli solgt for heftige $350, mens CD-utgaven blir lagt ut for «bare» $77.

June 3, 2021

Blue Note Records has announced a July 30 release date for Lee Morgan The Complete Live at the Lighthouse, an expansive collection that presents for the very first time all 12 sets of music the legendary trumpeter’s quintet with saxophonist Bennie Maupin, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Mickey Roker recorded during their historic engagement at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California from July 10-12, 1970. Originally released 50 years ago in 1971 as a 2-LP set, and later expanded to a 3-CD set in 1996, this definitive edition produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss will be available as an 8-CD set and a limited-edition 12-LP all-analog 180g vinyl set that encompasses 33 performances including more than 4 hours of previously unreleased music that lets the listener relive the experience of being in the club for every exhilarating moment. A previously unreleased version of Mabern’s composition “The Beehive” from the 2nd set on Saturday, July 11 is available now to stream or download.

Both physical formats are accompanied by an enlightening booklet featuring new interviews with Bennie Maupin and the last extensive interview with Jymie Merritt before his passing last year; essays by Jeffery McMillan (author or Delightfulee: The Life and Music of Lee Morgan) and Michael Cuscuna; statements from Jack DeJohnette, Wallace Roney, Nicholas Payton, Charles Tolliver, Eddie Henderson, Dave Douglas, and others; previously unpublished photos by Joel Franklin and Lee Tanner; as well as a statement from Morgan’s family. The audio was mixed from the original ½” 4-track tapes by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios with LP mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and 180g vinyl manufactured at Record Technology Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, California. CD mastering was done by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Studios.

 

PERSONNEL:

Lee Morgan – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Harold Mabern – piano
Jymie Merritt – Ampeg bass
Mickey Roker – drums

Jack DeJohnette – drums (on “Speedball” from Friday, July 10, Set 4)

Original recordings produced by Francis Wolff

TRACK LISTING (*previously unissued):

Friday, July 10, 1970

Set 1
Introduction by Lee Morgan (2:06)
The Beehive (12:51) *
Introduction (0:20)
Something Like This (12:43)
Yunjana (14:28) *
Speedball (4:34) *

Set 2
I Remember Britt (16:45) *
Introduction (0:19)
Absolutions (21:55) *
Speedball (3:46) *

Set 3
Introduction (0:33)
Neophilia (18:52) *
Introduction (0:47)
416 East 10th Street (11:46)
The Sidewinder (12:49)
Speedball (0:53)

Set 4
Introduction (0:30)
Peyote (13:23) *
Speedball (11:55)

Saturday, July 11, 1970

Set 1
Aon (13:47)
Introduction (0:21)
Yunjana (17:32) *

Set 2
Introduction (0:14)
Something Like This (11:46) *
Introduction (0:28)
I Remember Britt (14:25)
Introduction (0:47)
The Beehive (15:23) *
Speedball (7:00) *

Set 3
Neophilia (19:18) *
Nommo (17:44)

Set 4
Peyote (11:24) *
Absolutions (22:28)

Sunday, July 12, 1970

Set 1
Introduction (1:37)
Something Like This (15:39) *
Introduction (0:29)
Yunjana (16:07)

Set 2
I Remember Britt (16:19) *
Absolutions (19:35) *
Speedball (0:27)

Set 3
Introduction (1:19)
Neophilia (18:59)
Introduction (0:46)
The Beehive (15:11)
Speedball (1:59)

Set 4
Peyote (9:27)
Nommo (19:19) *

 

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