Lee Morgan was a terrifically prolific trumpeter, playing on over 100 albums in his short career. He was the protege of Dizzy Gillespie and later Art Blakey, two of the most revered bandleaders in jazz, and he is credited with pioneering the funky boogaloo sound that Blue Note did to death in the 1960s.
This tune was written by pianist Eddie Higgins for one of Lee’s sessions on Vee-Jay records in 1960. I like to play it as a piano trio. (Sometimes I slide the first note up the bass the way Lee does, other times I’ll hit the high G harmonic on beat 3, a la Ray Brown on Oscar Peterson’s “I’ve Never Been In Love Before”.)