Search for the New Land

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Search for the New Land
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1966[1]
RecordedFebruary 15, 1964
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenrePost-bop, hard bop
LabelBlue Note
BST 84169
ProducerAlfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
The Sidewinder
Search for the New Land
Tom Cat
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

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. Although it was recorded in 1964, the album was shelved for two years, then issued with the original catalogue number 84169.[5]


It has been described by jazz commentator Scott Yanow as "one of the finest Lee Morgan records."[6] The album reached #16 on Billboard's "Black Albums" chart and #143 on "Pop Albums".

Track listing[edit]

All compositions 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





Chart performance for Search for the New Land
Chart (2024) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 80


  1. ^ "Billboard". August 13, 1966.
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1039. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ 2003 liner notes by Bob Blumenthal
  6. ^ Search for the New Land at AllMusic
  7. ^ " – Lee Morgan – Search for the New Land" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 25, 2024.