The Rajah (album)

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The Rajah
Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released 1984
Recorded November 29, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 46:00
Label Blue Note
BST 84426
Producer Alfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
Charisma
(1966)
The Rajah
(1966)
Standards
(1967)

The Rajah is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded on November 29, 1966 but not released until 1984, and features performances by Morgan, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers and Billy Higgins. The lost session recording was discovered in the Blue Note vaults by Michael Cuscuna in 1984.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Despite its neglect, this is a fine session that Lee Morgan and hard bop fans will want.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Pilgrim's Funny Farm" (Massey) - 13:36
  2. "The Rajah" (Morgan) - 9:11
  3. "Is That So?" (Pearson) - 5:18
  4. "Davisamba" (Davis) - 6:46
  5. "What Now, My Love?" (Bécaud) - 5:22
  6. "Once in My Lifetime" (Bricusse, Newley) - 5:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music. Backbeat Books. 2002. p. 912. ISBN 978-0879307172. 
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 15, 2011