Intensity (Charles Earland album)

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Studio album by Charles Earland
Released 1972
Recorded February 16 & 17, 1972
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 51:52
Label Prestige
PR 10041
Producer Charles Earland
Charles Earland chronology
Soul Story
(1971)Soul Story1971
Live at the Lighthouse
(1972)Live at the Lighthouse1972

Intensity is an album by organist Charles Earland which was recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Even if the performances on Intensity weren't excellent, this Charles Earland session would be required listening for jazz historians because it marked the last recorded documentation of Lee Morgan. Only two days after Intensity was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio on February 17, 1972, the influential trumpeter was shot and killed by a girlfriend at the age of 33. Refusing to confine himself to hard bop, Morgan was exploring soul-jazz and fusion during the last years of his life -- and his enthusiasm for soul-jazz is hard to miss".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Earland except as indicated

  1. "Happy 'Cause I'm Goin' Home" (Robert Lamm) - 11:15
  2. "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 6:55
  3. "'Cause I Love Her" - 9:38
  4. "Morgan" - 10:25
  5. "Lowdown" (Peter Cetera, Danny Seraphine) - 8:20 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Speedball" (Lee Morgan) - 5:19 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 11, 2013
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed March 11, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 67. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.