Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by FrontalLobe, Feb 18, 2012.
Musically speaking, I mean. The AP hybrid SACD is one of the best-sounding Blue Notes I've heard.
Should be a poll.
I honestly don't know. I'd probably put it in my Top 40 all-time favorite jazz albums, but the SQ versus other BlueNote LP/CD's I have is not something I've delved into heavily.
no....top 50, yes.
I'd be interested in knowing what your favorite BN titles are.
No. It's a really excellent date but I would put a lot of other records up there. Top 10 is really, really rarified company where Blue Note is concerned, they released so many great recordings. I don't think I could pick a top 10, it's too hard.
Easier to say is THE SIDEWINDER at the very top of Lee Morgan's Blue Note output? Again I'd say no. Give me CANDY, LEEWAY, THE PROCRASTINATOR, SEARCH FOR THE NEW LAND, and his last recording (simply titled LEE MORGAN), and possibly some others, before SIDEWINDER, again in terms of musical quality (unquestionably SIDEWINDER was the most popular and is an iconic Blue Note date as a result).
I'd say no, maybe top 50 for Blue Note. It's facing some stiff competition.
Surely it was one of the best-selling BN titles, although sales often have little to do with musical content and sonics.
Artistically, not really - it wouldn't be in my top ten of the recent AP SACD's of which I have most.
Top 25. Lee Morgan was an outstanding musician.
Yes he was. "Leeway", and "Search for the New Land" would be contenders also, at least for me.
No, I agree with other posters, a top 50 title but not top ten. Search For The New Land might be in the Blue Note top ten.
For what it’s worth, I did a quick Google search for "best Blue Note jazz albums” and “The Sidewinder” sure makes a lot of other people’s top 10 Blue Note albums lists.
No way Sidewinder is close to the best titles by the label. It's barely even in my top 10 by LM alone.
Search for the New Land
The Procrastinator - must-have http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...H19&ref_=sr_1_1&s=music&qid=1329632143&sr=1-1
Yeah, if you google Lady Gaga she'll make a lot of top ten lists too.
Top 25 here as well.
No. Not even top 50. Now, if you'd asked about Search for the New Land, I'd say top 40.
Sidewinder aboustely rocks my world, it is the Dark Side Of The Moon of Hard Bop. Its so thematic, its basically a concept album. it goes through so many different moods. oh and JOE HENDERSON. burnin it up all up in there.
this is the big bang of modern funk, Master Higgins at the sticks. this is ground zero you guys. ground zero.
i saw the last performance ever of the sidewinder rhythm section, barry harris/bob cranshaw/billy higgins, it was literally a suprise performance, unnancounced. as you could immagine i was completely freaking out. would like to hear the master tape before i die
No. I have it on lp and rarely play it.
My top 10 would vary from time to time, and The Sidewinder would be in it sometimes. Definitely a classic.
Do you guys know the story behind the Sidewinder? Morgan wrote it on the toilet. Here's Bob Cranshaw talking about the session, and Morgan in general. Includes some wicked footage of Morgan playing. http://atane.net/2010/12/02/bob-cranshaw-remembers-lee-morgan-and-the-sidewinder/
I'll be going to this Lee Morgan gallery/event today in honor of Morgan. Today (Feb 19th) is the day he was murdered. Will try to snap some pics, and pick the brains of some of his former band mates and the living legends still with us.
As for the Sidewinder itself, it's a wonderful album, but top 10 Blue Note album? Hell, it barely makes top 10 Lee Morgan imo! I love it though, and I can understand why it will make top 10 lists. It's his bestselling and most popular album. I do prefer stuff like Search For The New Land for instance, but with Morgan, you really can't go wrong.
If I was going for a top 10 BN it would include the Bechet Jazz Classics, Monk's Genius of Modern Music, Navarro' Fabulous, Dexter's Doin' Allright or Go, Out to Lunch, Point of Departure, a couple of Blakey's, Shorter's, McLean's.
I like this appreciation:
Great record and all that but top ten? There are just so many to consider that are equally great. Blue Train, Stolen Moments, JuJu, Song for my Father, Search for the New Land, Midnight Blue, The Sermon. And many, many others by Blakey, Mobley, Silver, Mclean, Henderson, Grant Green, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrel, Jimmy Smith. It isn't quite like an all time rock list. So many jazz records are equally great.
I think it's a great great record and even though the Sidewinder track is very catchy I find the other song more rewarding to listen too. A favorite!
Sidewinder is maybe in the top 100
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