Simple and direct and somewhat of a runt album in the history of jazz. The solo on Art Blakey's recording of Bobby Timmons' 'Moanin' is by Morgan, as is that on 'A Night In Tunisia'. By the time he came to record this album he had simplified his style, which appealed to the soul/jazz lovers of the 60s. To use the ultimate cliche, this is groovin' music; it rolls, it bops, it makes you feel good and its success is that it is refreshingly uncomplicated.
Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Barry Harris (piano); Bob Cranshaw (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
01 The Sidewinder
02 Totem Pole
03 Gary's Notebook
04 Boy, What a Night
06 Totem Pole - (alternate take, bonus track)