Charisma (album)

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Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released Mid May 1969[1]
Recorded September 29, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 39:04
Label Blue Note
BST 84312
Producer Francis Wolff
Lee Morgan chronology
Delightfulee Morgan
(1966)Delightfulee Morgan1966
The Rajah
(1984)The Rajah1984
Alternative cover
The full gatefold artwork for the album
The full gatefold artwork for the album

Charisma is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan featuring performances by Morgan, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers and Billy Higgins, recorded on September 29, 1966, but not released on the Blue Note label until 1969.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The three horns, all of whom sound quite individual, each have their exciting moments, and the results are quintessential mid-'60s hard bop.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lee Morgan except as indicated
  1. "Hey Chico" - 7:17
  2. "Somethin' Cute" - 5:39
  3. "Rainy Night" (Walton) - 5:39
  4. "Sweet Honey Bee" (Pearson) - 6:54
  5. "The Murphy Man" (Pearson) - 7:34
  6. "The Double Up" - 6:01



  1. ^ Billboard May 24, 1969
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 15, 2011