HANK MOBLEY/LEE MORGAN Monday Night At Birdland (1958) UK COLUMBIA - NEAR MINT
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Nov 28, 2016 End Date
Nov 18, 2016 Start Date
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HANK MOBLEY/LEE MORGAN Monday Night At Birdland (1958) UK COLUMBIA - NEAR MINT

MONDAY NIGHT AT BIRDLAND

1959 UK COLUMBIA (33SX 1160) FIRST PRESSING
Recorded at Birdland, NYC, April 21st 1958
AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL COPY - SEEN LITTLE USE - PLAYS BEAUTIFULLY

Lee Morgan Trumpet
Curtis Fuller Trombone
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone
Billy Root Tenor Saxophone
Ray Bryant Piano
Tommy Bryant Bass
Specs Wright Drums

Famed jazz DJ Symphony Sid Torin ruled the roost in New York City from the earliest days of bebop up to the birth of its hard bop brethren in the late 1950s. Birdland was the focal point of the scene for the rising stars, especially a teenage trumpeter named Lee Morgan, fresh from Philadelphia and ready to take on the world. Morgan is the ostensible leader for these nightclub jam sessions done on two consecutive Monday nights, as he is upfront in the mix and brazenly takes charge of the melody lines throughout in these septet recordings. Emerging from the new music, trombonist Curtis Fuller, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Ray Bryant are the principals on this date, with lesser-known but equally potent tenor man Billy Root, Ray's brother Tommy Bryant on bass, and drummer Charles "Specs" Wright rounding out this high-level combo of talent and enthusiasm. In his distinctive, dry, mush-mouthed manner, Torin introduces these standards as vehicles for extended solos, all familiar to mainstream jazz listeners. The full and rich melody of "Walkin'" is played one time through only, so the saxophonists can get right to business, with the tempo sped up for Morgan's solo, while Fuller leads out on "All the Things You Are" as the tenors second the motion and harmonise lightly. "Bags Groove" really emphasises the harmonic aspect of the four horns melting together, while Wright again rushes through "There Will Never Be Another You" amid the exciting work of Mobley and Root

PRESSED WITH THE FIRST ISSUE GREEN/GOLD *MONO* COLUMBIA LABELS
MATRIX: RLP 29A - 2N / RLP 29B - 1N
MOTHERS/STAMPERS: 1/G and 1/G
HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL FRONT LAMINATED TRI-FLIPBACK SLEEVE "Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending"
COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL POLY-LINED EMI EMITEX INNER SLEEVE

Side 1:
Walkin' (12:35)
All The Things You Are (11:17)
Side 2:
Bag's Groove (12:27)
There Will Never Be Another You (9:26)

LABELS: MINT
Clean, unmarked labels - no spindle traces or signs of use but spindles do not readily show on these glossy labels
VINYL Visual: EXCELLENT+
Apart from some pressing blemishes from manufacture both surfaces shine like new
VINYL Audio: NEAR MINT
Plays beautifully throughout with nothing to fault the fresh, immediate sound - superb sound quality
SLEEVE: VERY GOOD
Some rub to the edges/spine, laminate lift on the top opening edge and a split to the bottom edge (which I have not repaired - not really that noticeable) - sounds much worse than it is - still in fine shape

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