Lee Morgan – Cornbread: #461 of best 1,000 albums ever!

Lee Morgan - Cornbread

So why is Lee Morgan’s Cornbread on this best 1,000 albums ever thing?

Man, this best 1,000 albums ever shenanigans is getting wild, isn’t it?

Well, that just means that it’s the perfect time to kick back with some Cornbread, some jazz bliss for your mental headset. It’s good, man. It’s really good. (And Bill Hader thinks so too, so there’s that.)

The title track, “Cornbread,” has become my favorite song to throw on while sipping on my Royale* in the morning.

* The Royale means one’s first cup of coffee in the morning. I dig this term both because of how luxurious and indulgent it makes it sound, and because it’s a term for a thing that long was begging for a term. If it’s not clear, I love me some coffee. If you’re curious its Origin Myth: The Royale was coined by Brian Koppelman, the creative force who, along with David Levien, have brought great movies such as Rounders and great TV shows such as Billions to life.

“Most Like Lee” simply jumps. Turn that hard bop up.

And “Ill Wind” hits my kind of atmospheric noir-ish jazz mid-‘60s sweet spot.

Cornbread. It’s hot, fresh, and… tasty, shall we say?

Yep. Tasty.

Pop culture stuff that has something to do with Lee Morgan’s Cornbread

It’s incredible to me that the pianist on Cornbread is a guy named Herbie Hancock. In other words, the same dude who a few decades later brought this into the world.


Some stats & info about Lee Morgan’s Cornbread

  • What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Jazz, Instrumental, Bop
  • Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
  • All Music’s rating – 5 out of 5 stars
  • When was Cornbread released? 1965
  • My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #461 out of 1,000

Lee Morgan’s Cornbread on Spotify

What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?

Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.

But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective review of what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.