With the Lee Morgan Story taking on new life this past week at Le Poisson Rouge, we’ve got some new insight into the project and a collection of great video and photos from the historic night that saw legendary trumpeter Wallace Roney take the stage in tribute to the late Lee Morgan. Originally brought to us by the dynamic duo of Ben Williams and John Robinson, the night also featured Marc Cary on keys, Justin Brown on drums, Leron Thomas on trumpet, and Raydar Ellis (DJ/Emcee).
We caught up with Ben Williams and Marc Cary after the show to get some insight into the project’s origination, performing with Wallace Roney, and the historical legacy of Lee Morgan as well as footage of the show.
The end of the concert featured a jam on one of Morgan’s most memorable tunes, “Sidewinder.” Check out some footage as Leron Thomas, Marcus Strickland, and Wallace Roney rip through their solos in what is sure to be remembered as one of the most creative tributes to Lee Morgan.
Words & Videos by Eric Sandler (@ericsandler)