In November, I asked Michael Connelly, on his Ask Michael Connelly portion of his message board, about a piece of music at the beginning of the video Blue Neon Night (Frank Morgan can be heard playing “Lullaby” at the end of the linked YouTube snippet). He answered in early February that if it had piano it would be George Cables, if it had saxophone it would be the late Frank Morgan. I hadn’t known that the jazz great had died.
Alto saxophonist Frank Morgan passed away in December. I wrote about him recently in the The Best Music You’ve Never Heard.
“Silence is our best friend. It gives what you play after it more meaning.”- Frank Morgan.