All-Analog 180g Vinyl 12LP Box Presenting All 12 Lighthouse Sets for the Very First Time Complete with 4 Hours of Previously Unreleased Music; Mixed from the Original ½" 4-track Tapes by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios with Mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
The Complete Live at the Lighthouse is an expansive collection that presents for the very first time all 12 sets of music the legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan's quintet with saxophonist Bennie Maupin, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Mickey Roker recorded during their historic engagement at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California from July 10-12, 1970.
Originally released in 1971 as a 2-LP set and later expanded to a 3-CD set in 1996, this definitive edition produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss comes on a 12-LP all-analog 180g vinyl set that encompasses 33 performances including more than 4 hours of previously unreleased music that lets the listener relive the experience of being in the club for every exhilarating moment. The audio was mixed from the original ½" 4-track tapes by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios with mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and manufacturing at Record Technology Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, California.
The set is accompanied by a beautiful booklet featuring new interviews with Maupin and the last extensive interview with Merritt before his passing in 2020; essays by Jeffery McMillan (author or Delightfulee: The Life and Music of Lee Morgan) and Michael Cuscuna; statements from Jack DeJohnette, Wallace Roney, Nicholas Payton, Charles Tolliver, Eddie Henderson, Dave Douglas, and others; previously unpublished photos by Joel Franklin and Lee Tanner; as well as a statement from Morgan's family.
"'Live at the Lighthouse' probably gives us the clearest picture of where Lee Morgan was headed and, as such, is a record of monumental importance," says Don Was, President of Blue Note Records.
"In a sense, it is holy music," adds Merritt. "And that was the thing I felt throughout the performances at The Lighthouse, this was totally uncompromised music in terms of the way it went down."
Lee Morgan, trumpet & flugelhorn
Bennie Maupin, tenor saxophone, flute & bass clarinet
Harold Mabern, piano
Jymie Merritt, bass
Mickey Roker, drums
• All-analog 180g vinyl 12LP box set
• All 12 Lighthouse sets presented together for the first time
• 33 performances including more than 4 hours of previously unreleased music
• Produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss
• Audio mixed from the original ½" 4-track tapes by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios
• Mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Manufactured at Record Technology Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, California
• Booklet featuring new interviews, essays and previously unpublished photos