BLUE MITCHELL

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Blue Mitchell made his name as a member of Horace Silver's quintet, where his lyrical playing and beautiful timbre perfectly complemented Silver's simplified, soulful brand of bop. When Silver disbanded his group the members stayed together under Mitchell's leadership; Silver and Brooks were replaced by Chick Corea and Al Foster, whose places were later taken by Harold Mabern and Billy Higgins.

Mitchell then returned to popular music, recording soul-jazz albums (1967-69) and touring with Ray Charles (1969-71) and the blues-rock bandleader John Mayall (1971-73). From 1974 he worked as a freelance in Los Angeles, and played as a principal soloist with Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. He also performed in the big bands of Louie Bellson, Bill Holman, and Bill Berry, and in bop groups, including a quintet with Richie Kamuca. During his final years he recorded a number of disco-jazz albums (1975-77) and played in a bop quintet with Harold
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BLUE MITCHELL Big 6 album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Big 6
Hard Bop 1958
BLUE MITCHELL Out of the Blue album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Out of the Blue
Hard Bop 1959
BLUE MITCHELL Blue Soul album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Blue Soul
Hard Bop 1959
BLUE MITCHELL Blue's Moods album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Blue's Moods
Hard Bop 1960
BLUE MITCHELL Smooth As the Wind (aka Brasses And Strings) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smooth As the Wind (aka Brasses And Strings)
Hard Bop 1961
BLUE MITCHELL A Sure Thing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Sure Thing
Hard Bop 1962
BLUE MITCHELL The Cup Bearers album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Cup Bearers
Hard Bop 1963
BLUE MITCHELL The Thing to Do album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
The Thing to Do
Hard Bop 1964
BLUE MITCHELL Down With It album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Down With It
Hard Bop 1965
BLUE MITCHELL Bring It Home To Me album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bring It Home To Me
Hard Bop 1966
BLUE MITCHELL Boss Horn album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Boss Horn
Hard Bop 1967
BLUE MITCHELL Heads Up! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heads Up!
Hard Bop 1968
BLUE MITCHELL Bantu Village album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Bantu Village
Funk Jazz 1969
BLUE MITCHELL Collision In Black album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collision In Black
Hard Bop 1969
BLUE MITCHELL Blue Mitchell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Mitchell
Fusion 1971
BLUE MITCHELL Vital Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vital Blue
Funk Jazz 1971
BLUE MITCHELL Blue's Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue's Blues
Hard Bop 1972
BLUE MITCHELL The Last Tango=Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last Tango=Blues
Funk Jazz 1973
BLUE MITCHELL Graffiti Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Graffiti Blues
Funk Jazz 1973
BLUE MITCHELL Many Shades Of Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Many Shades Of Blue
Funk Jazz 1974
BLUE MITCHELL Stratosonic Nuances album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stratosonic Nuances
Hard Bop 1975
BLUE MITCHELL Funktion Junction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funktion Junction
Soul Jazz 1976
BLUE MITCHELL African Violet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Violet
Funk Jazz 1977
BLUE MITCHELL Summer Soft album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Summer Soft
Funk Jazz 1978
BLUE MITCHELL Last Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Last Dance
Post Bop 1979
BLUE MITCHELL Step Lightly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Step Lightly
Hard Bop 1980

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BLUE MITCHELL Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red : Baltimore 1966 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red : Baltimore 1966
Hard Bop 2016

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BLUE MITCHELL Blues on My Mind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues on My Mind
Hard Bop 1958
BLUE MITCHELL The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (1963-67) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (1963-67)
Hard Bop 1998
BLUE MITCHELL African Violet / Summer Soft album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Violet / Summer Soft
Hard Bop 2011
BLUE MITCHELL Hits by Blue Mitchell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hits by Blue Mitchell
Hard Bop 2013

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