LEE MORGAN The Cooker (Tone Poet)

LEE MORGAN The Cooker (Tone Poet)


Blue Note Tone Poet Series

All Analog

Remastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes

Pressed At RTI


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Listening to Lee Morgan blow his molten solo on “A Night In Tunisia”, the opening track of The Cooker, it’s hard to fathom that he was only 19 years old at the time. Recorded just 2 weeks after Morgan’s dazzling performance on John Coltrane’s masterpiece Blue Train in September 1957, The Cooker was in fact Morgan’s 5th Blue Note album as a leader. Bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones (both of whom also played on Blue Train) are joined by baritone saxophone master Pepper Adams and the great Bobby Timmons on piano on this superbly swinging session.

“Tone Poet” Joe Harley–co-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl series–is the producer of this new series of all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering was done by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The titles were handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog.