Live at the Lighthouse (Lee Morgan album)

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Live at the Lighthouse
Live at the Lighthouse.jpg
Live album by Lee Morgan
Recorded July 10-12, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 73:08 (original album release)
183:47 (CD and digital version)
Label Blue Note
Producer Francis Wolff
Lee Morgan chronology
Caramba!
(1968)
Live at the Lighthouse
(1970)
The Last Session
(1972)

Live at the Lighthouse is a live album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, released on the Blue Note label. The album features a quintet of Morgan, Bennie Maupin, Harold Mabern, Jymie Merritt, and Mickey Roker, recorded at the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, California in July of 1970. (Jack DeJohnette replaces Roker on drums on "Speedball.")

Recording of the album began on Morgan's 32nd birthday (July 10, 1970). This would be the final album released by Morgan during his lifetime; his final album, the studio recording The Last Session, would be released in May of 1972, several months after his death in February of that same year.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4.5 stars, stating: "Stimulating and frequently exciting music from late in Lee Morgan's short life."[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Track listings[edit]

The original 1971 release on vinyl consisted of four sides, one track per side:

  1. "Absolutions" (Merritt) - 19:40
  2. "The Beehive" (Mabern) - 16:23
  3. "Neophilia" (Maupin) - 19:05
  4. "Nommo" (Merritt) - 18:00

The 1996 CD release was expanded to include 13 tracks, which are also all available as part of the current download package:

  1. "Introduction by Lee Morgan" - 2:00
  2. "The Beehive" (Mabern) - 15:17
  3. "Absolutions" (Merritt) - 22:43
  4. "Peyote" (Maupin) - 11:23
  5. "Speedball" (Morgan) - 11:54
  6. "Nommo" (Merritt) - 17:50
  7. "Neophilia" (Maupin) - 18:59
  8. "Something Like This" (Maupin) - 13:01
  9. "I Remember Britt" (Mabern) - 14:55
  10. "Aon" (Mabern) - 13:47
  11. "Yunjanna" (Maupin) - 16:07
  12. "416 East 10th Street" (Maupin) - 12:11
  13. "The Sidewinder" (Morgan) - 13:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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