Lee Morgan was an American jazz trumpeter who continued in the wake of Clifford Brown to develop the hard-bop style. He was a prolific recording artist as well, and in his short 33 years of life, recorded over 20 albums. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what it means to live fast and yet in each moment give of oneself all we have.
Cannonball Adderely is known for popularizing Hard Bop and bringing a sense of joy and jubilation, a sense of church into the art form. He mixed funk and rock into jazz in the 70’s. For him, music wasn’t a commodity, it is timeless and allows us all to transcend into the greater whole of existence.
Art Pepper began his career in the late 40s playing with big bands. He was known for his comebacks after being repeatedly thrown in prison for heroine. After each prison stint, he would continue to stretch his career even further each time. Art played with a sense of urgency and sensuality that changed the world forever.