The second of two LPs (both of which have been reissued on CD) features trumpeter Lee Morgan sitting in with Freddie Hubbard's regular quintet of the period (which included James Spaulding on alto and flute, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Pete La Roca) plus guest Big Black on congas at a club date. Unfortunately what should have been a major matchup between Hubbard and Morgan is a major disappointment. Morgan had an off day, the two performances on this record ("Jodo" and "Breaking Point") are much too long and the recording quality is barely passable.
The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal, Vol. 2 Review
by Scott Yanow