Lee Morgan

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Birthday
10, 1938
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 19, 1972 (33)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1938
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 19, 1972 (33)

About

Trumpet player who was known for his 1963 album The Sidewinder, as well as for his presence in the hard bop musical community.

Before Fame

He was given a trumpet at the age of thirteen and went on to play with Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band five years later.

Trivia

He helped lead the Jazz and People's Movement, a group which tried to further the showcasing of jazz musicians in the early 1970s.

Family Life

His common-law wife Helen More shot him at a saloon where his band was playing in the East Village and he died from his wounds; she was committed.

Associated With

Both Morgan and Amos Lee have released recordings with Blue Note.