If you are gonna screw around on your wife, it's better to do it a continent away and and not to a woman you know to be, er, volatile. Lee Morgan forgot this precept (possibly in a heroin haze) and paid the price--she shot him at a NYC gig (they were from Philly). That said, he was 16 years of brilliance--of his 40 AMG listed albums, 27 are 4 stars or better and 3 swept the table. Picked up by Dizzy Gillespie at 18, played a long stint with that renowned talent scout and monster player/bandleader Art Blakey (who also unfortunately introduced him and others to smack), led his own group for a long time but also added that Morgan tone to tons of side projects.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOIgcC0lPkU << That first one with Dizzy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1GrP6thz-k << stepped up up his game with this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkQ2b2F8x48 << unfortunate tune title--a speedball is a heroin-cocaine mix
BONUS 1: the disc that really got him known and even jump-started a trend--boogaloo jazz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRIXN9f-Ap4
BONUS 2: for serious fans of the trumpet, this site acts as the "Red Zone": http://www.jazztrumpetsolos.com/LeeMorganSolos.asp