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Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released Third week of May 1961[1]
Recorded April 28, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 39:23
Label Blue Note
BST 84034
Producer Alfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
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Leeway is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded on April 28, 1960 and features performances by Morgan with Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Paul Chambers and Art Blakey.

"The Lion and the Wolff" is dedicated to producers Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The music is essentially hard bop with a strong dose of soul; the very distinctive styles of the principals are the main reasons to acquire this enjoyable music.".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "These Are Soulful Days" (Massey) - 9:25
  2. "The Lion and the Wolff" (Morgan) 9:40
  3. "Midtown Blues" (McLean) - 12:09
  4. "Nakatini Suite" (Massey) - 8:09



  1. ^ Billboard May 15, 1961
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 16, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.