City Lights (Lee Morgan album)

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City Lights
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Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released 1957
Recorded August 25, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 37:19
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
Lee Morgan Vol. 3
City Lights
The Cooker

City Lights is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1957 as BLP 1575 (in mono; the stereo edition was not issued for many years). It was recorded on August 25, 1957, and features a sextet comprising Morgan, Curtis Fuller, George Coleman, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "Trumpeter Lee Morgan (then 19) is in excellent form, holding his own with his impressive sidemen (trombonist Curtis Fuller, George Coleman on tenor and alto, pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor). Highlights include 'City Lights,' 'You're Mine You' and 'Just By Myself.' This fine session has been reissued as part of Lee Morgan's four-CD Mosaic box set."[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "City Lights" (Golson) - 5:46
  2. "Tempo de Waltz" (Golson) - 6:24
  3. "You're Mine You" (Green, Heyman) - 6:03
  4. "Just by Myself" (Golson) - 9:24
  5. "Kin Folks" (Gryce) - 9:42
    • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 25, 1957



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 27, 2011.