Morning Star – Rodgers Grant

One of Rodgers Grant's best-known compositions is this melodic, standard-like but surprisingly intricate song. First recorded by Hubert Laws, it is available here also in an exclusive Rhythm Section Workshop trio recording, with Minus You audio tracks.

Rodgers Grant

January 18, 1936 – April 12, 2012

Rodgers Grant was an American jazz pianist, composer, and lyricist. After having worked with saxophonist Hugo Dickens in the 1950s, he became pianist for Mongo Santamaría in the 1960s. In 1963, Grant wrote the hit, Yeh! Yeh! in collaboration with Pat Patrick. Jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks added original lyrics and recorded the song with Lambert and Bavan at the Newport Jazz Festival of 1963. It became an international hit as recorded by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames in 1965. Read more...

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