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Blue Mitchell

Owner of a direct, lightly swinging, somewhat plain-wrapped tone that fit right in with the Blue Note label's hard bop ethos of the 1960s, Blue Mitchell tends to be overlooked today perhaps because he never really stood out vividly from the crowd, despite his undeniable talent. After learning the trumpet in high school -- where he got his nickname -- he started touring in the early '50s with the R&B bands of Paul Williams, Earl Bostic, and Chuck Willis before returning to Miami and jazz. There, he attracted the attention of Cannonball Adderley, with whom he recorded for Riverside in 1958. That year, he joined the Horace Silver Quintet, with whom he played and recorded until the band's breakup in March 1964, polishing his hard bop skills. During his Silver days, Mitchell worked with tenor Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor, drummer Roy Brooks, and various pianists as a separate unit and continued recording as a leader for Riverside. When Silver disbanded, Mitchell's spinoff quintet carried on with Al Foster replacing Brooks and a young future star named Chick Corea in the piano chair. This group, with several personnel changes, continued until 1969, recording a string of albums for Blue Note. Probably aware that opportunities for playing straight-ahead jazz were dwindling, Mitchell became a prolific pop and soul session man in the late '60s, and he toured with Ray Charles from 1969 to 1971 and blues/rock guitarist John Mayall in 1971-1973. Having settled in Los Angeles, he also played big-band dates with Louie Bellson, Bill Holman, and Bill Berry; made a number of funk and pop/jazz LPs in the late '70s; served as principal soloist for Tony Bennett and Lena Horne; and kept his hand in hard bop by playing with Harold Land in a quintet. He continued to freelance in this multifaceted fashion until his premature death from cancer at age 49. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi
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Asso kam- blue you'll love it
aldersonw
Isn't this the solo sound we all try to develop as trumpet players? That purity in the middle register, great ideas, flexibility with ease and jubilance-we are lucky to have had him on our planet.
Blue plays on the Horace Silver album Blowing the Blues Away. Fantastic album! Blue plays the melody on Peace by himself. Beautiful song, great album.
trumpeladeso r
Ive had the chance to meet the great Donald Byrd.. So COOl
I minimize the pandora screen, to work in my office. When ever I here the sound that grabs me, I go to the screen and there he is, I love his sound. Also my first time listen or maybe I just didnt know it . Thanks to Pandora, now I do.
patedk
Plays a great solo with Silver's group on Srollin'
Saw the "Down With It" band (Al Foster, drums) at a night club in Denver in 1965 or 1966. They were out of sight. Always dug Blue. And by the way, he can really play the blues. Check him with Jackie McLean and Jimmy Smith on a Blue Note recording by Jimmy.
I concur with the previous posts; I've been aware of Blue since the mid-70's, having listened to Horace Silver; his sound is distinctive; pleasant; enjoyable.
I like Blue Mitchell style...he plays like he's in love with his horn and he carasses evey note.
motojohnny30
Early on in my obsesion with Jazz I discovered Blue Mitchell and have dug ever since, Thank you pandora Radio for makin' it easy to access and mix of music ! Makes my day cool....
wow, just discovered Blue Mitchell music & enjoying the vibe!

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