Taru (album)

Taru is an album recorded by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, recorded in 1968, but not released on the Blue Note label until 1980. The album features performances by Morgan, Bennie Maupin, John Hicks, George Benson, Reggie Workman and Billy Higgins.

Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 15, 1968
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
LT 1031
ProducerFrancis Wolff, Duke Pearson
Lee Morgan chronology
The Sixth Sense
Alternative cover
2000 CD edition


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "His sextet (which includes Bennie Maupin on tenor, guitarist George Benson, pianist John Hicks, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Billy Higgins) is quite advanced for the period and inspires Morgan to some fiery and explorative playing.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Lee Morgan except as noted

  1. "Avotcja One" (Hicks) - 6:45
  2. "Haeschen" - 6:13
  3. "Dee Lawd" - 5:52
  4. "Get Yourself Together (Get Yo'self Togetha)" - 6:27
  5. "Taru, What's Wrong with You" (Cal Massey) - 5:20
  6. "Durem" - 7:28



  1. Yawow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 3, 2011
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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