Sonic Boom (Lee Morgan album)

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Sonic Boom
Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released 1979
Recorded April 14 & 28, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 37:25 original LP
74:19 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
LT 987
Producer Alfred Lion (#1-6)
Francis Wolff (#7-13)
Lee Morgan chronology
Standards
(1967)
Sonic Boom
(1967)
The Procrastinator
(1969)
Alternative cover
Japanese edition
Alternative cover
2003 CD reissue

Sonic Boom is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, recorded on April 14 and 28, 1967 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1979. The 2003 CD reissue added seven tracks recorded on September 12 & October 10, 1969 which were first released on the original double LP edition of The Procrastinator. Therefore, the CD edition includes performances by Morgan with two line-ups: the first one with David Newman, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter and Billy Higgins, whilst the second features Julian Priester, George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Walter Booker and Mickey Roker.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Despite the great differences in approach, these two sessions complement each other well; Morgan fans would be well advised to snag this one before Blue Note yanks it from the catalog once more.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lee Morgan except as indicated
  1. "Sneaky Pete" - 5:45
  2. "The Mercenary" - 7:10
  3. "Sonic Boom" - 6:18
  4. "Fathead" - 5:27
  5. "I'll Never Be the Same" (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli) - 7:16
  6. "Mumbo Jumbo" - 5:29

2003 bonus tracks on CD reissue, originally part of The Procrastinator:

  1. "Free Flow" (Coleman) - 4:50
  2. "Stormy Weather" (Arlen, Koehler) - 5:44
  3. "Mr. Johnson" (Mabern) - 6:11
  4. "The Stroker" (Priester) - 5:47
  5. "Uncle Rough" (Mabern) - 5:35
  6. "Claw-Til-Da" (Roker) - 3:07
  7. "Untitled Boogaloo" - 5:40

Recorded on April 14, 1967 (#3) and April 28, 1967 (#1-2, 3-6); September 12, 1969 (#8-9, 13) and October 10, 1969 (#7, 10, 11, 12).

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1-6

Tracks 7-13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 14, 2011