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The album is accompanied by its original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays.
Lee Morgan (trumpet)
Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone)
Barry Harris (piano)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Billy Higgins (drums)
Recorded December 21, 1963 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Produced by Alfred Lion
Originally released as Blue Note BLP 4157 (mono) and BST 84157 (stereo)
"In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!" - Blue Note President, Don Was.
Celebrated jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan paved the way for the popularity of '60s soul-jazz with the release of his definitive classic The Sidewinder. The title track and one of Morgan's signature tunes exemplified the soul-jazz genre, later becoming a jazz standard. Recorded in 1963 at Rudy Van Gelder's studio, the highly successful album would chart on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B albums. Its provocative phrasing and innovative technique mesmerized audiences. The album includes the hard-bop tracks "Gary's Notebook," "Hocus-Pocus" and "Boy, What a Night." An absolute essential.