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Lee Morgan, Mclean, Willis
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Lee Morgan, Mclean, Willis, Workman, Higgins
Title: Infinity
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1965
Re-Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4988006739345, 724349750425, 0724349750456, 724349750456

CD Reviews

Soulmates Lee Morgan and Jackie McLean sizzle in 1965 duel.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While titled with Lee Morgan as the leader, this record really features Jackie McLean as co-leader. The razor-sharp, searing unison lines on the title track are breathtaking. Jackie's starts his solo in high gear while Lee's final notes still linger in the air. Jackie was a cutting-edge improviser by the standards of those times, but he fits hand-in-glove with Lee's hard-bop style. Pianist Larry Willis worked in Jackie's band and was ready for the challenge of playing with Lee. His selection of minor chords is stunning throughout. Billy Higgins pushes and pulls the rhythm in his trademark decisive way. Blue Note first issued this session on LP in 1980, 15 years after its recording; it's great to find it on CD. Lee recorded many outstanding sessions. Despite its late release and low profile, this session takes a back seat to none in his discography."
The best Lee Morgan studio session
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This date has to be Lee Morgan at the very peak of his career. His chemistry with Jackie McLean was just right and the alchemy between the two is mind boggling. One only has to take this recording and hold it up to all the "young lions" of today and you will find the missing ingredient in most of today's jazz artists."
Jackie and Lee step into "Infinity"
Dennis W. Wong | 07/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The late Lee Morgan had a lot of fine saxophonists (Mobley, Shorter, Joe Henderson)but none with as much empathy as altoist Jackie McLean. Starting with "Leeway" and then seguing into various dates in '65 either under Lee or Jackie's name--you would be guaranteed of grade A soloing. This date along with Jackie's "Consequence" which I rate as one of their best, shows the unified sound of these two great artists! In fact they're so together they sound like one. If you need a disc to start the day with--you can't go wrong with "Infinity""