Search for the New Land

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Search for the New Land
Studio album by Lee Morgan
ReleasedJuly 1966[1]
RecordedFebruary 15, 1964
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
BST 84169
ProducerAlfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
The Sidewinder
Search for the New Land
Tom Cat
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Search for the New Land is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan. A set with a group of regular Blue Note sidemen, Search for the New Land was recorded before The Sidewinder was released and is considered more abstract than its 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 compostions 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., ed. (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