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The Sidewinder ()

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The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan
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  1. The Sidewinder
  2. Totem Pole
  3. Gary's Notebook
  4. Boy, What a Night
  5. Hocus Pocus
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  1. The Sidewinder
  2. Totem Pole
  3. Gary's Notebook
  4. Boy, What a Night
  5. Hocus Pocus
  6. Totem Pole
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Carried by its almost impossibly infectious eponymous opening track, The Sidewinder helped foreshadow the sounds of boogaloo and soul-jazz with its healthy R&B influence and Latin tinge. While the rest of the album retreats to a more conventional hard bop sound, Morgan's compositions are forward-thinking and universally solid. Only 25 at the time of its release, Morgan was accomplished (and perhaps cocky) enough to speak of mentoring the great Joe Henderson, who at 26 was just beginning to play dates with Blue Note after ...

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