Some of the other reviewers have written at length about what a
great recording this is. They're right, so I won't spend any time
repeating the same basic points that have already been made.
Bottom line: great album. If you like 1950s/early 1960s jazz, then buy this CD. You won't be disappointed. You might also want
to try Mobley's Workout CD, recorded in 1961.
One previous reviewer mentioned the excellent sound quality on this CD. Good point, so I'll add another comment about it. The album was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. Anything Van Gelder recorded had excellent sound. Period.
As an anecdote of how good Van Gelder's sound quality is, I was recently in a local… Read more
Procrastinator is a must have for any jazz collection. It's simply one of the best jazz recordings of the 1960s.
From the late 1950s to his death in 1972, Lee Morgan was one of the leading trumpet players in jazz. He played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers before embarking on a solo career in 1962. I've got nearly all his recordings and Procrastinator is, by far, my favourite Lee Morgan album.
Procrastinator was a session date for Blue Note Records recorded at Rudy van Gelder's studio on 14 July 1967. Sidemen included Wayne Shorter (Weather Report) on tenor sax, Ron Carter (Miles Davis group) on bass, Herbie Hancock on piano and Billy Higgins on drums.
Surprisingly, Procrastinator… Read more