When Lee Morgan recorded ‘Cornbread’ in 1965, he was still on a crest of a popular wave following on from the wide appeal of ‘The Sidewinder’. ‘Cornbread’ has that finger popping groove that made ‘The Sidewinder’ such a classic; it has that swinging swagger to it. ‘Our Man Higgins’ is a tribute to drummer Billy Higgins, who alongside bassist Larry Ridley hols down the rhythm section. ‘Ceora’ and the stepping ‘Most Like Lee’ complete the album’s up-tempo tracks and all are composed by Lee Morgan himself. Herbie Hancock is in the piano chair and his distinctive and inventive playing is a feature of the album. The horn frontline sees tenor man Hank Mobley and alto sax legend Jackie McLean share the spotlight with Mr Morgan.
01 Cornbread by Lee Morgan
02 Our Man Higgins by Lee Morgan
03 Ceora by Lee Morgan
04 I’ll Wind by Lee Morgan
05 Most Like Lee by Lee Morgan