Blue Mitchell

Blue Mitchell

Blue Mitchell


Top Songs

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Park Avenue Petite
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When I Fall In Love [Album Version]
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Step Lightly [Remastered 2004/Rudy Van Gelder Edition]
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Samba De Stacy [Remastered]
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Top Shelf


  • Smooth as the Wind

    Sep 2013 • 10 songs

  • The Cup Bearers

    Aug 2013 • 6 songs

  • Blue Soul [Keepnews Collection]

    Jan 2008 • 12 songs

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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 Rivers...

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