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Herbert Morgan RIP

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This past Friday. after a long illness. Great guy - great player.

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Talk about leaving a void...scantily recorded, but such a personal voice.

RIP and thank you.

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How I wish he'd recorded more - there's just the four Larry Young BN dates - or that's all I'm aware of.

RIP -- I'll be spinning the Larry Young Mosaic this week ("Mother Ship" probably being one of my top 10 BN dates).

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How I wish he'd recorded more - there's just the four Larry Young BN dates - or that's all I'm aware of.

He's on a Dave Burns Vanguard side as "Herbie" Morgan.

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The Dave Burns Sides were Herbie's first recordings and Herbie told me they were also Kenny Barron's first.

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I remember his playing on Larry Young's 'Mother Ship' drew some criticisms. Could not agree with this since I found his voice quite an original one!

Sad to hear he went away almost unnoticed...

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Sad news. I like the playing on 'Mother Ship' - and the Dave Burns LP - too.

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I remember his playing on Larry Young's 'Mother Ship' drew some criticisms. Could not agree with this since I found his voice quite an original one!

Sad to hear he went away almost unnoticed...

When did it draw some criticisms? By whom?

Did Herbert Morgan withdraw from the mainstream?

Local legend perhaps? Educator?

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Sad news, a player that always got my interest.

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Yes, one, like Booker Ervin and John Manning, whom you can't help listening to when you hear him.

RIP.

MG

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Did he ever record again after the Larry Young dates?

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I remember his playing on Larry Young's 'Mother Ship' drew some criticisms. Could not agree with this since I found his voice quite an original one!

Sad to hear he went away almost unnoticed...

When did it draw some criticisms? By whom?

Right here on a thread about Larry Young. Nothing really antagonistic if I remember well.

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Dang. RIP. Dug his playing on the Larry Young material; will have to check into the Dave Burns album.

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rip. would love more bio info on him, definetly a blue note mystery player. on mothership the hornline is lee morgan and herbert morgan. i always placed him alongside like, whos that sax player on ruben wilson "bus ride" song, Manning....

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Chewy - if you haven't heard it, John Manning is also on 'Sparks', by Melvin Sparks.

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MG

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I've often wondered what he was up to when listening to Mother Ship, and I'd still love to know more about his recent activities. It's a shame that he didn't record more. RIP to a fine saxophonist.

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Was this the same guy who recorded with the Latin band Ocho in the 70s?

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Was this the same guy who recorded with the Latin band Ocho in the 70s?

Yep.

I've had trouble finding an exact birthdate - anyone got that info?

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