The life and tragic death of Lee Morgan: “He was a young man, already older than his years, thrilled with his talent and the wonders of the world around him”

Stuart Nicholson
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

In his short but eventful life, trumpeter Lee Morgan rocketed to the highest echelons of jazz in double-quick time – playing with and Art Blakey as a teenager and recording with John Coltrane. Stuart Nicholson dives deep into the difficult truths behind this most mercurial of jazz musicians and assesses his legacy today

Lee Morgan [Photo: Joel Franklin, Capitol Archives]
Lee Morgan [Photo: Joel Franklin, Capitol Archives]

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