By the time trumpeter Lee Morgan was eighteen years old, he was a fully established talent on the jazz scene. Touring with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band until they disbanded in 1958. It didn’t take long for Lee Morgan to find more work, joining Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
“I had never heard anybody play trumpet like that before,” said Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin about Lee Morgan in an interview with WBGO.
Collin previously made a film about saxophonist Albert Ayler, explaining it was a taxing project that took many years to finish.