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‘Lee Morgan: The Complete Live At The Lighthouse’ Set For Expansive Reissue

This definitive edition produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss will be available as an 8-CD set and a limited-edition 12-LP all-analog 180g vinyl set.

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Blue Note Records has announced an expansive reissue of the historic live double album Live at the Lighthouse by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan.

Set for release on July 30,  Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse, presents for the very first time all 12 sets of music the legendary trumpeter’s quintet with saxophonist Bennie Maupin, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Mickey Roker recorded during their historic engagement at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California from July 10-12, 1970.

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“’Live at the Lighthouse’ probably gives us the clearest picture of where Lee Morgan was headed and, as such, is a record of monumental importance,” says Don Was, President of Blue Note Records.

“In a sense, it is holy music,” adds Merritt. “And that was the thing I felt throughout the performances at The Lighthouse, this was totally uncompromised music in terms of the way it went down.”

Originally released in 1971 as a 2-LP set, and later expanded to a 3-CD set in 1996, this definitive edition produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss will be available as an 8-CD set and a limited-edition 12-LP all-analog 180g vinyl set that encompasses 33 performances including more than four hours of previously unreleased music.

Both formats are accompanied by a beautiful booklet featuring new interviews with Bennie Maupin and the last extensive interview with Jymie Merritt before his passing last year; essays by Jeffery McMillan (author or Delightfulee: The Life and Music of Lee Morgan) and Michael Cuscuna; statements from Jack DeJohnette, Wallace Roney, Nicholas Payton, Charles Tolliver, Eddie Henderson, Dave Douglas, and others; previously unpublished photos by Joel Franklin and Lee Tanner; as well as a statement from Morgan’s family.

The audio was mixed from the original ½” 4-track tapes by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios with LP mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and 180g vinyl manufactured at Record Technology Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, California. CD mastering was done by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Studios.

Pre-order Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse.

Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse Tracklist:

CD 1

Friday, July 10, 1970
1. Introduction by Lee Morgan (2:06) – Set 1
2. The Beehive (12:51) – Set 1*
3. Introduction (0:20) – Set 1
4. Something Like This (12:43) – Set 1
5. Yunjana (14:28) – Set 1*
6. Speedball (4:34) – Set 1*

CD 2

Friday, July 10, 1970
1. I Remember Britt (16:45) – Set 2*
2. Introduction (0:19) – Set 2*
3. Absolutions (21:55) – Set 2*
4. Speedball (3:46) – Set 2*

CD 3

Friday, July 10, 1970
1. Introduction (0:33) – Set 3*
2. Neophilia (18:52) – Set 3*
3. Introduction (0:47) – Set 3
4. 416 East 10th Street (11:46) – Set 3
5. The Sidewinder (12:49) – Set 3
6. Speedball (0:53) – Set 3

CD 4

Friday, July 10, 1970
1. Introduction (0:30) – Set 4*
2. Peyote (13:23) – Set 4*
3. Speedball (11:55) – Set 4

Saturday, July 11, 1970
4. Aon (13:47) – Set 1
5. Introduction (0:21) – Set 1*
6. Yunjana (17:32) – Set 1*

CD 5

Saturday, July 11, 1970
1. Introduction (0:14) – Set 2*
2. Something Like This (11:46) – Set 2*
3. Intro (0:28) – Set 2
4. I Remember Britt (14:25) – Set 2
5. Introduction (0:47) – Set 2*
6. The Beehive (15:23) – Set 2*
7. Speedball (7:00) – Set 2*

CD 6

Saturday, July 11, 1970
1. Neophilia (19:18) – Set 3*
2. Nommo (17:44) – Set 3
3. Peyote (11:24) – Set 4*
4. Absolutions (22:28) – Set 4

CD 7

Sunday, July 12, 1970
1. Introduction (1:37) – Set 1*
2. Something Like This (15:39) – Set 1*
3. Introduction (0:29) – Set 2
4. Yunjana (16:07) – Set 2
5. I Remember Britt (16:19) – Set 2*
6. Absolutions (19:35) – Set 2*
7. Speedball (0:27) – Set 2

CD 8

Sunday, July 12, 1970
1. Introduction (1:19) – Set 3
2. Neophilia (18:59) – Set 3
3. Introduction (0:46) – Set 3
4. The Beehive (15:11) – Set 3
5. Speedball (1:59) – Set 4
6. Peyote (9:27) – Set 4
7. Nommo (19:19) – Set 4*

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