HighNote CD 7164
A Night in the Life- Live at the Jazz Standard Vol. 3
Alto saxophonist Frank Morgan remains one of the coolest bebop players and an inspiration to all. The legend of his losing three decades of his musical career to drug abuse and incarceration, followed by a significant return, has already been retold too many times. Morgan's HighNote albums remain a study in lyricism, swing and, in a word, the very best of the lifelong lessons imparted by his mentor, Charlie Parker. With many of the tunes chosen for this session written by Parker or played by him, A Night in the Life brings Frank Morgan full circle. From his early days under Bird's spell, through the long and arduous road leading to his 1985 re-emergence and renaissance, Frank Morgan's latest release is a personal statement, a summation, a look back while moving forward. As such it is an invaluable document of one of jazz's most creative artists.
Featuring Frank Morgan- alto sax; George Cables- piano; Curtis Lundy- bass; Billy Hart- drums.
Tracks: Confirmation; On Green Dolphin Street; Half Nelson; Hot House; Billieís Bounce; Itís Only a Paper Moon.
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