The Last Session (album)

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The Last Session
The Last Session.jpg
Studio album by Lee Morgan
Released May 1972[1]
Recorded September 17-18, 1971
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 66:51
Label Blue Note
BST 84901
Producer George Butler
Lee Morgan chronology
Live at the Lighthouse
(1970)Live at the Lighthouse1970
The Last Session

The Last Session (also released as Lee Morgan) is the final studio album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan before his death in 1972. It was originally released on the Blue Note label in 1972 as a double LP, and features performances by Morgan, Grachan Moncur III, Bobbi Humphrey, Billy Harper, Harold Mabern, Reggie Workman, Jymie Merritt and Freddie Waits.


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars, noting that with his last studio recordings Morgan took a step towards jazz fusion without sacrificing his artistic integrity: "It is unfortunate that the brilliant and forward-thinking Morgan was cut down at such a young age, for as the music was changing, he would have adapted, as this final statement valiantly suggests."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Capra Black" (Harper) - 15:31
  2. "In What Direction Are You Headed?" (Mabern) - 16:29
  3. "Angela" (Merritt) - 6:24
  4. "Croquet Ballet" (Harper) - 10:51
  5. "Inner Passions Out" (Waits) - 17:36



  1. ^ Billboard May 20, 1972
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. Allmusic Review accessed September 27, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.