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The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 383 votes 108 voters 2.2k views 30 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Lee Morgan is one of the great jazz trumpeters, releasing numerous albums as a lead and working with the likes of John Coltrane. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Lee Morgan albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Lee Morgan discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Lee Morgan albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Lee Morgan singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Lee Morgan album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Lee Morgan album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Lee Morgan album of all time?" or "What are the top Lee Morgan albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The American trumpeter got his start as a teenager and went on to have quite the prolific career, releasing a long list of albums as a leader, as well as numerous collaborations. The list here features albums like Peckin' Time, The Sidewinder and more!

This list of popular Lee Morgan albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Be sure to share your opinion by voting up your favorite albums and voting any down if you feel they should be lower on the list. 

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Search for the New Land ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1964); Tracks: Morgan the Pirate, Mr. Kenyatta & Melancholee

Length (mins): 00:42:33

Genres (Music): Jazz

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The Sidewinder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1963); Tracks: Hocus-Pocus, The Sidewinder & Totem Pole

Genres (Music): Jazz, Hard bop

3
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1967); Tracks: Cornbread, Most Like Lee & Our Man Higgins

Genres (Music): Jazz, Hard bop

4
The Gigolo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1966); Tracks: The Gigolo, Speedball & Trapped

Length (mins): 00:47:30

Genres (Music): Jazz

5
Candy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1958); Tracks: All at Once You Love Her, Candy & C.T.A.

Genres (Music): Jazz

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The Cooker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1958); Tracks: New-Ma, Just One of Those Things (alternate take) & A Night in Tunisia

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Peckin' Time is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan and Hank Mobley (1958); Tracks: Speak Low, High and Flighty & Git Go Blues

Genres (Music): Jazz

8
Charisma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1969); Tracks: Hey Chico, The Double Up & The Murphy Man

Genres (Music): Jazz

9
Leeway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
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Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (2008); Tracks: Exotique, Twice Around & Riggarmortes

Genres (Music): Jazz

11
The Procrastinator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1978); Tracks: Soft Touch, Party Time & Dear Sir

Genres (Music): Jazz

12
The Rumproller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1965); Tracks: The Lady, Eclipso & Edda

Genres (Music): Jazz

13
Delightfulee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (2007); Tracks: Filet of Soul (a.k.a. Hoppin' John), Nite Flite & Need I?

Genres (Music): Jazz

14
City Lights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
15
Lee Morgan, Vol. 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
16
Lee Morgan Indeed! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
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The Last Session is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
The Last Session By Lee Morgan (1972); Tracks: Angela, Croquet Ballet & Capra Black

Length (mins): 01:07:03

Genres (Music): Jazz

18
Lee Morgan Sextet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
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Take Twelve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1962); Tracks: Little Spain, Second's Best (take 5) & Second's Best (take 1)

Length (mins): 00:48:28

Genres (Music): Jazz

20
Expoobident is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1999); Tracks: Short Count, The Cry of My People & Mickey's Tune

Genres (Music): Jazz

22
Taru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1980); Tracks: Get Yourself Together, Taru & What's Wrong With You?

Length (mins): 00:38:11

Genres (Music): Jazz

23
Standards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1998); Tracks: This Is the Life, Blue Gardenia (alternate take) & God Bless the Child

Genres (Music): Jazz

24
The Rajah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1984); Tracks: Davisamba, Once in a Lifetime & What Now My Love

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Here's Lee Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lee Morgan Albums of All Time
By Lee Morgan (1960); Tracks: Off Spring, Bess & Running Brooke

Genres (Music): Jazz