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... Lee Morgan, “Candy” (Lee Morgan), New York, November 18, 1957 Born on July 10, 1938 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States to Nettie Beatrice and Otto Ricardo Morgan, Edward Lee Morgan is the youngest of their four children. Lee Morgan was a leading composer, a trumpeter and a jazz lover. He recorded prolifically from 1956 to a day before his tragic demise in February 1972. Though he had originally showed interest in the vibraphone, he later displayed an increasing enthusiasm for the trumpet. In addition, he had knowledge of playing the alto saxophone. Clifford Brown was His basic stylistic influence. Brown gave him a few lessons. Later at 18, Morgan joined Dizzy Gillespie Big Band where he was ...