Hard Bop Trumpet - Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd (1960 - 1967)

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In this portion of Jazz at 100, we are featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue with the Trumpet Players, Part 1, featuring three players who apprenticed in the Jazz Messengers: Lee Morgan—a Blue Note leader since 1956, Freddie Hubbard—who made his debut as a leader (also for Blue Note) in 1960 and Donald Byrd who recorded with everyone from Horace Silver to John Coltrane before becoming leader for Blue Note in 1958.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Lee Morgan Sextet "Most Like Lee" from Cornbread (Blue Note) 2:54
  • Lee Morgan Sextet "Ceora" from Cornbread (Blue Note) 9:42
  • Host speaks 16:02
  • Joe Henderson Septet "Caribbean Fire Dance" from Mode for Joe (Blue Note) 17:44
  • Host speaks 24:23
  • Freddie Hubbard Quintet "Open Sesame" from Open Sesame (Blue Note) 26:39
  • Freddie Hubbard Quintet "All or Nothing At All" from Open Sesame (Blue Note) 33:47
  • Host speaks 39:18
  • Donald Byrd Sextet "Devil Whip" from Byrd in Hand (Blue Note) 41:04
  • Host speaks 45:43
  • Donald Byrd Septet "Cristo Redentor" from A New Perspective (Blue Note) 46:04
  • Host speaks 52:07
  • Donald Byrd Quintet "Secret Love" from Slow Drag (Blue Note) 52:50
  • Host Outro 56:43


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