By Tanner Tafelski
Lee Morgan had talent. He was a hard bop jazz trumpeter who told stories in songs like “The Sidewinder,” “Ceora,” and “Search for the New Land.” At 18, he was a young master and a snappy dresser. All eyes were on him. He knew he had talent, and he made it known. It was at that age Morgan joined Dizzy Gillespie’s orchestra. A year and a half later, in 1958, he signed up with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.