Lee MorganThe Sidewinder

Label:Blue Note – 0743886, UMe – 0743886, Blue Note – 00602507438869, UMe – 00602507438869, Blue Note – 84157, Blue Note – ST-84157, Blue Note – BST 84157
Series:Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g
Style:Hard Bop


A1The Sidewinder
Written-ByLee Morgan
A2Totem Pole
B1Gary’s Notebook
Written-ByLee Morgan
B2Boy, What A Night

Companies, etc.



Recorded December 21, 1963

First edition in the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series.

Track times not on release, clocked with a stopwatch.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02507 43886 9
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 602507438869
  • Label Code: LC 00383
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): BNST 84157-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): BNST 84157-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 1): BK14258̶5-01 A1 00602507438869 0743886 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 1): BK14258̶5-01 B1 00602507438869 0743886-B KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 2): BK14258̶5-01 A1 ╷↾ 00602507438869 0743886 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 2): BK14258̶5-01 B1 ╷↾ 00602507438869 0743886-B KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 3): BK14258̶5-01 A1 v v 00602507438869 0743886 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 3): BK14258̶5-01 B1 v x 00602507438869 0743886-B KPG@CA

Other Versions (5 of 141)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Sidewinder (LP, Album, Mono)Blue Note, Blue NoteBLP 4157, 4157US1964
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The Sidewinder (LP, Album, Stereo)Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue NoteBST 84157, ST-84157, 84157US1964
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The Sidewinder (Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album, Large hub)Blue Note, Blue NoteBN 4157, 4157US1964
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The Sidewinder (Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, 4-Track Stereo, Album, Large hub, Clear reel)Liberty, Blue NoteNXA-5032Japan1964
New Submission
The Sidewinder (Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album, Large hub)Liberty, Blue NoteNXA-5032Japan1964



  • oztin79's avatar
    I wouldn’t say it’s groundbreaking necessarily, but it’s solid, energized, bluesy, golden-era bop. KPG’s mastering is wonderful and Optimal’s pressing is perfect.
    • jfwoodman's avatar
      Solid pressing of this jazz classic. If you don't have a copy of this recording, just get it
      • 3sand7s's avatar
        Dang, I always feel like I am stealing with Blue Note Classic Series releases. Amazing sound, disc flat / quiet...we are so lucky to have all these awesome Jazz REs.
        • jimdavid15's avatar
          Sublime. This is a terrific pressing. A bargain at twice the price.
          • davidmthekidd's avatar
            Fun record, A side sounded amazing, I did hear a lot of creeks and tics on the B side, musically engaging and very dynamic.
            • jkimmjr's avatar
              Terrific sounding pressing. Dead quiet with superb dynamics. A solid addition to any vinyl collection.
              • g0bspeeb's avatar
                My copy is flawless. No notes.

                Fluance RT80
                Schiit Mani 2
                Edifier R1700BT
                • bbwolf444's avatar
                  Great album that should be in your collection - always puts me in a good mood. "Totem Pole" is my fav, but there isn't a bad track. What amazing players.
                  I've been listening to FLACs of this (or just YouYube at work). Finally picked up this LP version.
                  Outstanding copy for the money. No gatefold, but does have a poly-line inner, nice printing on front and back. No surface noise. Good instrument separation, can FINALLY hear the bass and the subtleties of playing. The trumpet is panned left and sax right, and they blend so perfectly when playing in unison.
                  • AlPetroff's avatar
                    Edited one year ago
                    Compared with 45 RPM from Analogue Productions, the 45 had more volume, more air and life in the instruments, however the 33 RPM was more punchy and dynamic. Considering the price this 33 RPM pressing is a bargain!
                    • evowhite777's avatar
                      I own a few "audiophile"(I don`t really like the term personally)records including some of the Tone Poet Series & this classic is as good on SOUND quality as most of these. The texture in Bob Cranshaw`s double bass is WONDEROUS the details in the pressing are for a £30ish vinyl record OUTSTANDING,you can CLEARLY hear the musicians breathing & so forth in the background.
                      All five musicians are in fine form here & it would be hard to say who`s album it REALLY is if you didn't know already.
                      My copy is "FLAWLESS" - single album cover with an anti-static inner sleeve,this GREAT Pressing will only go up in value so grab a copy while they're still sold new sealed for the correct rrp!
                      Highly recommended five stars*****

                      Cover/s:4.0 Outer is of a decent quality my copy came with an aftermarket anti static sleeve inner.

                      Turntable used for this review:
                      Rega P3:RB880 tonearm,Denon DL110 HOMC,Delrin Platter, Rega Neo, Isoacoustic Orea bronze feet(x3).
                      Phono Stage:
                      Whest Audio TWO.2 class a dual mono fully balanced phono stage, 50db/47k ohms,HOMC setting.


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