Search for the New Land

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Search for the New Land
Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released July 1966[1]
Recorded February 15, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:16
Label Blue Note
BST 84169
Producer Alfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
The Sidewinder
(1963)The Sidewinder1963
Search for the New Land
Tom Cat
(1964)Tom Cat1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Search for the New Land is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan. A hard bop set with a group of well-known jazz musicians, Search for the New Land was recorded before The Sidewinder was released and is considered more abstract than its popular predecessor. Although it was recorded in 1964, the album was shelved for two years, then issued with the original catalogue number 84169.[4] It is described by jazz commentator Scott Yanow as "one of the finest Lee Morgan records".[5] The album reached #16 on Billboard's "Black Albums" chart and #143 on "Pop Albums".

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Lee Morgan.

  1. "Search for the New Land" – 15:45
  2. "The Joker" – 5:04
  3. "Mr. Kenyatta" – 8:43
  4. "Melancholee" – 6:14
  5. "Morgan the Pirate" – 6:30





  1. ^ 2015 liner notes to the SHM-CD by Michael Cuscuna
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ 2003 liner notes by Bob Blumenthal
  5. ^ Search for the New Land at AllMusic