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Album: Cornbread
# Song Title   Time
1)    Cornbread
2)    Our Man Higgins
3)    Ceora
4)    Ill Wind
5)    Most Like Lee
 

Album: Cornbread
# Song Title   Time
1)    Cornbread
2)    Our Man Higgins
3)    Ceora
4)    Ill Wind
5)    Most Like Lee
 
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  • Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet); Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Larry Ridley (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
  • Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 18, 1965. Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
  • Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet); Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Billy Higgins (drums).
  • Recording information: New York, NY (09/18/1965).
  • CORNBREAD offers a typical mid-'60s Morgan set of four originals and a standard. "Most Like Lee" is a straight-ahead minor blues swinger, while the title cut is a swaggering 20-bar blues workout for the three horns that owes as much to Horace Silver's down-home gospel-inflected composing as it does to tunes like Morgan's own hit "The Sidewinder." Altoist Jackie McLean lays out for "Ceora," a bossa nova with a bop-inflected melody and a beautifully stealthy set of changes. "Our Man Higgins" is, not surprisingly, a drum feature for Billy Higgins that splits the difference between modal blowing and the blues when it comes to the solos.
  • The band's take on Koehler and Arlen's "Ill Wind" is an artful piece of laziness, a bluesy yet carefully arranged ballad with Morgan blowing muted trumpet throughout. The amazing thing about the Blue Note era is that it produced recordings like CORNBREAD as a matter of course. This was due in no small part to the fact that even after artists like Herbie Hancock and Hank Mobley graduated to dates as a leader, they continued to appear in the studio as sidemen.
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