Friday, June 13, 2008

Lee Morgan: “I Remember Clifford” (1958)

This is Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers (Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt) performing the jazz standard, “I Remember Clifford” in 1958. Lee Morgan (1938 – 1972) is the soloist on the trumpet.

I Remember Clifford” was written by Benny Golson in honor of Clifford Brown, the influential jazz trumpeter who died at the age of 25 in 1956, Brown had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players including Lee Morgan.

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