The Gigolo

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The Gigolo
Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released 1966
Recorded June 25 & July 1, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 37:30 original LP
Label Blue Note
BST 84212
Producer Alfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
The Rumproller
(1965)
The Gigolo
(1965)
Cornbread
(1965)

The Gigolo is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1966. It was recorded on June 25 & July 1, 1965 and features performances by Morgan with a quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "There are no weak selections on this set and the playing by the leader, Wayne Shorter on tenor, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins is beyond any serious criticism. ".[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. "Yes I Can, No You Can't" - 7:26
  2. "Trapped" - 5:59
  3. "Speedball" - 5:32
  4. "The Gigolo" - 11:07
  5. "You Go to My Head" (Coots, Gillespie) - 7:22
  6. "The Gigolo" [Alternate Take] - 10:04 Bonus track on CD

Recorded on June 25 (#2) and July 1 (all others), 1965.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 16, 2011