Take Twelve

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Take Twelve
Take Twelve.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 24, 1962
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Lee Morgan chronology
Take Twelve
The Sidewinder

Take Twelve is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan originally released on the Jazzland label. It was recorded on January 24, 1962 and features performances by Morgan with Clifford Jordan, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw and Louis Hayes.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The superior material uplifts the set from being a mere "blowing" date but it generally has the spontaneity of a jam session. It's one of Lee Morgan's lesser-known dates.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat
(Original LP release)
3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Raggedy Ann" - 6:46
  2. "A Waltz for Fran" - 4:55
  3. "Lee-Sure Time" - 8:27
  4. "Little Spain" (Jordan) - 7:45
  5. "Take Twelve" (Elmo Hope) - 4:55
  6. "Second's Best" - 7:08
  7. "Second's Best" [alternate take] - 7:29 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • All compositions by Lee Morgan except as indicated
  • Recorded NYC, January 24, 1962




  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 16, 2011
  2. ^ Down Beat: March 14, 1963 Vol. 30, No.7
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Yona, Yair Lee Morgan - Take Twelve Small Town Romance