The Sidewinder

Former user wrote on 6/26/2014, 5:40 PM

Hi Fellow Music Lovers:

"The Sidewinder" is a song composed by the extremely talented and prolific American Jazz trumpeter, Lee Morgan back in 1964. 

Morgan recorded the original track with tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson, pianist, Barry Harris, double bassist, Bob Cranshaw and drummer, Billy Higgins.  It was released as part of Lee Morgan's album, "The Sidewinder", as well as on both sides of a single.  The single entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart at No. 93 on December 19, 1964 and eventually rose to number 25.

Lee Morgan, the fiery-hot, extremely talented jazz trumpet player, died much too soon. His skyrocketing career was sadly cut short, at the very young age of 33. 

I've played this song many times in the past, but it has been a long while...  In any event, here is my rendition of this catchy, fast-paced tune. 

Hope you like it.



Ciao amanti della musica compagni:

"Sidewinder" è una canzone composta da estremamente talentuoso e prolifico trombettista Jazz statunitense, Lee Morgan nel 1964.

Morgan ha registrato il brano originale con saxophonist di tenore, Joe Henderson, pianista, Barry Harris, doppio bassista, Bob Cranshaw e il batterista Billy Higgins. Esso è stato rilasciato come parte dell'album di Lee Morgan, "The Sidewinder", così come su entrambi i lati di un singolo. Il singolo entrò Billboard Hot 100 chart al n. 93 il 19 dicembre 1964 e alla fine è salito al numero 25.

Lee Morgan, il giocatore ardente-caldo, estremamente talentuosi trombettisti jazz, molto morto troppo presto. Sua carriera alle stelle purtroppo fu interrotta bruscamente, alla giovane età di 33.

Ho giocato questa canzone molte volte in passato, ma è stato un po ' lungo... In ogni caso, ecco la mia interpretazione di questo brano orecchiabile, veloce.

Spero vi piaccia.



Hallo Kollegen Musikliebhaber:

"The Sidewinder" ist eine Komposition von der extrem talentierte und produktiver US-amerikanischer Jazz-Trompeter, Lee Morgan in 1964.

Morgan nahm die ursprüngliche Strecke mit Tenorsaxophonist Joe Henderson, Pianist, Barry Harris, double Bassist, Bob Cranshaw und Schlagzeuger, Billy Higgins. Es wurde als Teil der Lee Morgan Album, "The Sidewinder", sowie auf beiden Seiten eines einzigen veröffentlicht. Die Single in die Billboard Hot 100 Charts auf Nr. 93 19. Dezember 1964 und schließlich stieg auf Platz 25.

Lee Morgan, feurig heiß, sehr talentierter jazz Trompeter, starb viel zu früh. Seine explodierenden Karriere wurde leider, die sehr jungen Alter von 33 Jahren gekürzt.

Ich habe dieses Lied gespielt, viele Male in der Vergangenheit, aber es ist schon eine ganze Weile... Jedenfalls, ist hier meine Interpretation von dieser Melodie eingängig, schnelllebigen.

Hoffe es gefällt euch.



Former user wrote on 6/26/2014, 5:49 PM

Sehr schöne Musik ... klingt Toll und nach mehr, solcher Musik !

Gruß Andreas

Former user wrote on 6/26/2014, 6:49 PM

Hey Griff

Now first off, you were much too kind in your evaluation of my Dusty rendition of  "Dust..."

But let's get to your song.  I absoslutely loved it and couldn't help but play along (E flat right?) unless my keyboard needs tuning ( haha bad joke).  Very catchy tune it was and I wished it was longer just because I enjoyed it so much.  People who say they do not care for jazz .....well, I would bet they would like this rendition you put on here and if not, there is definitely something wrong in the auricular department!


DanielsAnimations2014 wrote on 6/26/2014, 6:50 PM

My my Griff you're getting better with your music productions.

I will always listen to your music with great pleasure.


Daniel Lyons

Former user wrote on 6/26/2014, 7:44 PM

Very good track

GBTraveller wrote on 6/27/2014, 12:51 AM

Hi Griff

super clean played with fine dynamics in stroke! The trumpet you have replaced perfectly with your elegant example! I'm a fan of trumpet sound and his musicians! Chris Botti I have a signed CD in the stands! Miles Davis, Nils Peter Molvaer and some more are simply part!

Griff,  you're a great musician with a broad spectrum!

Greeting Freddy

4exjohn wrote on 6/27/2014, 1:07 AM

Hey Griff.


Sehr schönes Stück.

Schon 3 mal gehört.

Klasse gespielt.

Ist der Schluß so plötzlich gewollt?

Former user wrote on 6/27/2014, 4:05 AM

schöner Titel, entspannend, hat mir gut gefallen!

Jinty wrote on 6/27/2014, 8:17 AM


Nice track!!!!!!

All the best,


Former user wrote on 6/27/2014, 11:20 AM

<Hola Griff ,muy emocionante tema de Jazz,se me pasaron  unos solos de guitarra por la cabeza al escuchar tu


Quiza podamos hacer algun tema juntos en otro momento .

Eres genial colega.

Saludos :Orlando

stuallan wrote on 6/27/2014, 11:49 AM

Hi Griff,

Loved the movement of this song. Nicely put together. Can't help toe tapping or finger snapping to this. Your keyboard dexterirty shines through as usual.


Super track!.



Farstom wrote on 6/27/2014, 12:09 PM

very nice work

very well done

you are the one

i like it

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I know nothing about music. Only listened .. Using technology also makes possible for me to be able to make music.

  I am also into photography amateur.

I'm not here for stars score but coment with advice for improvement of my music.

at my coment on music of others, I remain honest. this must be mutual .

I give my voice just as public and not as someone who knows something from music.

 I'm open to all criticism. I want to learn something



Leomax wrote on 6/27/2014, 1:16 PM

Hi Griff,

very nice jazz thema

i like it    5* work

LG Leomax

Former user wrote on 6/27/2014, 1:49 PM

Hi! Ist wie im Job. Ist man einmal in Fahrt, kommt man nicht aus der Übung. Jeder Handschlag sitzt. So gefällt das.

LG / aces-e37

Piazzini wrote on 6/27/2014, 3:34 PM

Hoi Griff

wow, this is absolutely great.

This Sound is superb and right up my alley.

You are an absolute champion in jazz, but this piece beats everything.

I think it's a working absolute peaks.

en liebe gruess vom


Spartano wrote on 6/27/2014, 4:39 PM

Eine Sehr schöne Gute Laune Musik, leider etwas zu Kurz, dies Könnte ich denn Ganzen Tag anhören, Lg, von Joachim.

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Mein Künstler name ist Spartano 301, meine Freunde nennen mich Joachim, meine Jahrelange Erfahrung in der Musik ist das abmischen ( Mastern ) der Musik.

Mein Musikstill ist sehr breit gefächert, Trance, Dance, Pop, und Rock.

Musik ist für mich ein wichtige Teil meines Lebens, und es macht Spaß immer neue Musiker kennen zu lernen,

lg, von Joachim.


gerrycix wrote on 6/27/2014, 5:16 PM

Excellent cover Griff !

Fantastic soud ....very good !

Ciao David

MuggeMaker wrote on 6/28/2014, 1:04 AM

Hey Griff:

Very nice Cover!

........And very nice music!


tgfmusica wrote on 6/28/2014, 3:02 AM

bello,  Buona esecuziono, mi piace, saluti da tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao

smartsmurf wrote on 6/28/2014, 6:41 AM

I like it !!!  

Former user wrote on 6/28/2014, 9:52 AM

I read with great attention your presentation that gave me new knowledge about the history of music.
I do not know the original song, but I must say that your arrangement clearly feels that is more modern, flowing fast and nice, and for a piece of pure jazz is very diffcult. your talent is clearly high in music


Maboe wrote on 6/28/2014, 4:42 PM

It's always a fat pleasure listening to your piano play - really amazing!

Bravo, my friend!


danne wrote on 6/29/2014, 12:21 PM

Toller Song, der mich sofort mitnimmt.

Kann gerade nichts anderes sagen, ausser....gefällt mir sehr gut.

LG, Daniel.




pinodisola wrote on 6/30/2014, 5:35 AM

Bellissimo bravo amico mio ben fatto complimenti ciao tuo amico Pino

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PINO D'ISOLA Pino d'Isola (al secolo Pino Maiolo) nasce artisticamente negli anni '60 ad Isola Capo Rizzuto (KR), suo paese natio. E' il cantante e il batterista del suo primo gruppo "THE LOVERS"con la sua chitarra già scrive e compone le sue prime canzoni come "Sabrina", "Ritorna l'estate", "Non lasciarmi" ed altre. Trasferitosi a Milano, nel '66 entra a far parte del gruppo "I MAD BOYS"
Nel '82 esce il suo primo LP dal titolo"UNA SERATA SERENA" Edizioni LA PALMIERAMA di Milano
Pino incontra Giuliano Taddei (autorevolissimo autore di testi per Sanremo, Castrocaro, Zecchino D'Oro) con il quale nasce un sodalizio musicale eterno e molto produttivo: dal singolo DONNA AMORE
"DONNA AMORE" del 1983 (che riceve il premio da "La lega delle casalinghe"), passando per la produzione di diversi successi, fino ad arrivare alla scrittura di numerose canzoni per bambini. In questi anni sono frequenti le sue apparizioni come ospite su radio e TV locali. La sua popolarità cresce così come il suo impegno come cantante in giro con I FOLK 2000. "SENTIMENTO D'AMORE"
Nel 1987 esce l'album " LA MIA MUSICA con un pò di bon...gusto" Edizioni CARAMBA di Milano Come hanno riportato giornali e settimanali del settore, Fred Bongusto così come Bruno Martino sono sempre stati per Pino D'Isola dei punti di riferimento poiché molto vicini al suo modo di cantare "confidenziale". Da questo momento in poi sono sempre più frequenti le apparizioni di Rino accanto a Pino: la presenza del figlio nei suoi spettacoli gli permette, infatti, di interpretare al meglio i suoi brani fondendoli con le nuove tendenze musicali.
La grande occasione arriva per Pino nel 1990 quando ha l'opportunità di pubblicare un suo disco con la prestigiosa Casa Discografica "Fonit Cetra". Il titolo del disco è "CIAO":
PINO D'ISOLA & RINO Il 21 Aprile 1990 può essere considerata la data di nascita del duo musicale, riceve un significativo premio dall'Assessorato al Turismo e Cultura del comune di Isola di Capo Rizzuto. Il premio, intitolato "OMAGGIO A UN CALABRESE ILLUSTRE"
cita: " A CHI CON IMPEGNO E PROFESSIONALITA???HA RAGGIUNTO AMBITI RISULTATI, PORTANDO OLTRE I CONFINI DELLA CALABRIA, IL MESSAGGIO E LA CULTURA DELLA NOSTRA TERRA ???. Nel 1997 Pino riceve dal comune di Milano una medaglia per la sua canzone "TRAMMINANDO PER MILAN", originale dedica alla città che lo ha adottato.
Come autore Pino continua a scrivere canzoni incontrando nuovi personaggi in particolare: uno a livello internazionale, Carlo Alberto Rossi, musica va..................grazie a tutti Pino

emacor wrote on 6/30/2014, 3:46 PM

Hi Griff:

Well, i'm not going to talk about your playing... i would repeat myself, and i think there's no point in that.

The song i confess that i didn't knew, but it's a great Jazzy/Bluesy tune, that's always a pleasure to hear, specially if so wonderfuly playied.

All the best, to you