The Gigolo

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The Gigolo
The Gigolo.jpg
Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released Early June 1968[1]
Recorded June 25 & July 1, 1965
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 37:30 original LP
Label Blue Note
BST 84212
Producer Alfred Lion
Lee Morgan chronology
The Rumproller
(1965)The Rumproller1965
The Gigolo
(1965)
Cornbread
(1965)Cornbread1965

The Gigolo is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1966. It was recorded on June 25 & July 1, 1965 and features performances by Morgan with a quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "There are no weak selections on this set and the playing by the leader, Wayne Shorter on tenor, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins is beyond any serious criticism."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lee Morgan except where noted

  1. "Yes I Can, No You Can't" – 7:26
  2. "Trapped" – 5:59
  3. "Speedball" – 5:32
  4. "The Gigolo" – 11:07
  5. "You Go to My Head" (Coots, Gillespie) – 7:22
  6. "The Gigolo" [Alternate Take] – 10:04 Bonus track on CD

Recorded on June 25 (#2) and July 1 (all others), 1965.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard June 15, 1968
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 16, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.