Blue Mitchell Catalog

1958 (age 28)

Blue Mitchell Big 6  (Riverside RLP 12-273)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
NYC, July 2 & 3, 1958
Blues March
Big Six
There Will Never Be Another You
Brother 'Ball
Jamph
Sir John
Promenade
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-615, OJCCD-615-2.

1959

Blue Mitchell - Out Of The Blue  (Riverside RLP 12-293)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass #1,3,4; Paul Chambers, bass #2,5,6; Art Blakey, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January 5, 1959
1.Blues On My Mind
2.It Could Happen To You
3.Boomerang
4.Sweet-Cakes
5.Missing You
6.When The Saints Go Marching In
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1131; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-667-2.

Various Artists - New Blue Horns  (Riverside RLP 12-294)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January 5, 1959
Studio B
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1134; Original Jazz Classics OJC-256, OJCCD-256-2.

Blue Mitchell - Blue Soul  (Riverside RLP 12-309)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone #1,2,5,6,8,9; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax #1,2,5,6,8,9; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
NYC, September 28, 1959
1.Minor Vamp
2.The Head
3.The Way You Look Tonight
4.Park Avenue Petite
5.Top Shelf
6.Waverley Street
7.Blue Soul
8.Polka Dots And Moonbeams
9.Nica's Dream
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1155; Jazzland JLP 90, JLP 990; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-765-2.

1960 (age 30)

Blue Mitchell - Blue's Moods  (Riverside RLP 336)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Brooks, drums.
NYC, August 24, 1960
Sir John
When I Fall In Love
I Wish I Knew
same personnel.
NYC, August 25, 1960
I'll Close My Eyes
Avars
Scrapple From The Apple
Kinda Vague
Sweet Pumpkin
** also issued on Riverside RS 9336; Original Jazz Classics OJC-138, OJCCD-138-2.

Blue Mitchell - Smooth As The Wind  (Riverside RLP 367)

Burt Collins, Bernie Glow, Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry, trumpet; Julian Priester, Britt Woodman, trombone; Willie Ruff, French horn; Harry Lookofsky, concertmaster; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Tommy Williams, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; unidentified strings, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, arranger.
NYC, December 27, 1960
Peace
For Heaven's Sake
The Nearness Of You
Strollin'
Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, trombone; Philly Joe Jones, drums; replaces Priester, Woodman, Persip.
NYC, March 29 & 30, 1961
Smooth As The Wind
But Beautiful
The Best Things In Life Are Free
A Blue Time
For All We Know
I'm A Fool To Want You
** also issued on Riverside RS 9367; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-871-2.

1962

Blue Mitchell - A Sure Thing  (Riverside RLP 414)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn, trumpet; Julius Watkins, French horn; Jerome Richardson, alto sax, flute; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
NYC, March 7, 1962
I Can't Get Started With You
Hootie Blues
same personnel.
NYC, March 8, 1962
Blue On Blue
A Sure Thing
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn, trumpet #1,2; Julius Watkins, French horn #1,2; Jerome Richardson, alto sax, flute #1,2; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax #1; Pat Patrick, baritone sax #2; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
NYC, March 28, 1962
1.West Coast Blues
2.Hip To It
3.Gone With The Wind
** also issued on Riverside RS 9414; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-837-2.

Blue Mitchell - The Cup Bearers  (Riverside RLP 439)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Roy Brooks, drums.
NYC, April 11, 1962
Turquoise
Why Do I Love You
Dingbat Blues
Capers
Cup Bearers
How Deep Is The Ocean
Tiger Lily
** also issued on Riverside RS 9439; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-797-2.

1963

Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly  (Blue Note LT-1082)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Leo Wright, alto sax; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Roy Brooks, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 13, 1963
tk.4Little Stupid (as Andrea)
tk.11Cry Me A River
tk.14Mamacita
tk.15Sweet And Lovely
tk.22Step Lightly
tk.24Bluesville
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

1964

Blue Mitchell - The Thing To Do  (Blue Note BLP 4178)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Chick Corea, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Aloysius Foster, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 30, 1964
1391 tk.5Fungii Mama
1392 tk.14Step Lightly
1393 tk.15The Thing To Do
1394 tk.17Chick's Tune
1395 tk.19Mona's Mood
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84178, CDP 7 84178 2.
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

1965

The Blue Mitchell Quintet - Down With It!  (Blue Note BLP 4214)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Chick Corea, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Al Foster, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 14, 1965
1635 tk.2Samba De Stacy
1636 tk.5Hi Heel Sneakers
1637 tk.7Alone, Alone And Alone
1638 tk.9Perception
1640 tk.25March On Selma
1639 tk.32One Shirt
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84214, B1-54327, CDP 7243 8 54327 2 9.
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

1966

Blue Mitchell - Bring It Home To Me  (Blue Note BLP 4228)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 6, 1966
1678 tk.8Port Rico Rock
1679 tk.14Portrait Of Jennie
1681 tk.23Gingerbread Boy
1682 tk.24Bring It Home To Me
1680 tk.30Blues 3 For 1
1683 tk.31Blue's Theme
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84228.
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

Blue Mitchell - Boss Horn  (Blue Note BLP 4257)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, flute; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Cedar Walton, piano #1-4; Chick Corea, piano #5,6; Gene Taylor, bass; Mickey Roker, drums; Duke Pearson, arranger.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 1966
1. 1788 tk.7O Mama Enit
2. 1789 tk.15Rigor Mortez
3. 1790 tk.17I Should Care
4. 1791 tk.22Millie
5. 1792 tk.31Straight Up And Down
6. 1793 tk.42Tones For Joan's Bones
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84257.
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

1967

Blue Mitchell - Heads Up!  (Blue Note BST 84272)

Burt Collins, Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, flute; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Al Foster, drums; Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett, arranger.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 1967
1988 tk.8Len Sirrah
1989 tk.14Togetherness
1990 tk.18Heads Up! Feet Down!
1991 tk.24Good Humor Man
1992 tk.32The Folks Who Live On The Hill
1993 tk.34The People In Nassau
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (1963-67)  (Mosaic MQ6-178)

Burt Collins, Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, flute; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Al Foster, drums; Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett, arranger.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 1967
1989 tk.16Togetherness (alternate take)
1991 tk.23Good Humor Man (alternate take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD4-178.
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 4178 + BLP 4214 + BLP 4228 + BLP 4257 + BST 84272 + LT-1082 + 2 bonus tracks.

1968

Blue Mitchell - Collision In Black  (Blue Note BST 84300)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Dick Hyde, Jack Richmond, trombone; Jim Horn, Ernie Watts, flute; Anthony Ortega, tenor sax; Monk Higgins, piano, organ, tenor sax, arranger; Miles Grayson, piano, percussion; Dee Ervin, organ, percussion; Al Vescovo, guitar; Bob West, bass; Paul Humphrey, drums; John Cyr, percussion.
RPM Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 11 & 12, 1968
2944Collision In Black
2945Deeper In Black
2946Jo Ju Ja
2947Blue On Black
2948Swahilli Suite
2949Monkin' Around
2950Keep Your Nose Clean
2951I Ain't Jivin'
2952Digging In The Dirt
2953Who Dun It
2954Kick It
2955Keep Your Soul

1969

Blue Mitchell - Bantu Village  (Blue Note BST 84324)

Bobby Bryant, Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Charlie Loper, trombone; Buddy Collette, flute; Bill Green, alto sax, flute; Plas Johnson, tenor sax; Dee Ervin, piano, percussion; Monk Higgins, piano, percussion, arranger, conductor; Fred Robinson, Al Vescovo, guitar; Bob West, electric bass; John Guerin, drums; Alan Estes, congas.
RPM Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 1969
5170Blue Dashiki
5168Heads Down
5166Flat Backing
Wilton Felder, electric bass; Paul Humphrey, drums; King Ellison, congas; replaces West, Guerin, Estes.
RPM Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 23, 1969
4779/80H.N.I.C.
5167Na Ta Ka
5171Bush Girl
5169Bantu Village

1971 (age 41)

Blue Mitchell  (Mainstream MRL 315)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Jimmy Forrest, tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Larry Gales, bass; Doug Sides, drums.
NYC, March, 1971
Soul Village
Blues For Thelma
Queen Bey
Are You Real
Mi Hermano

Blue Mitchell - Vital Blue  (Mainstream MRL 343)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Ernie Watts, tenor sax; Joe Henderson, tenor sax, flute; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Susaye Greene, vocal effects; Stanley Gilbert, bass; Doug Sides, drums.
NYC, June 26 & 27, 1971
Booty's Shakin'
Vital Blue
Unseen Sounds
Herman's Helmet
I Love You
For All We Know

1972

Blue Mitchell - Blues' Blues  (Mainstream MRL 374)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet, flugelhorn; Herman Riley, tenor sax, flute; John Mayall, harmonica; Joe Sample, electric piano; Freddie Robinson, electric guitar; Darrell Clayborn, Fender bass; John Guerin, Ray Pounds, drums.
NYC, January 5, 1972
Casa Blues
Just Made Up
Blues' Blues
Granite And Concrete
I Didn't Ask To Be
** also issued on Mainstream MRL 5002, MDCD 710.

Various Artists - Jazz  (Mainstream MRL 408)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet, flugelhorn; Herman Riley, tenor sax, flute; John Mayall, harmonica; Joe Sample, electric piano; Freddie Robinson, electric guitar; Darrell Clayborn, Fender bass; John Guerin, Ray Pounds, drums.: same session.
NYC, January 5, 1972
Valerie

Blue Mitchell, Roy Haynes, Charles Kynard, Charles Williams - Booty  (Mainstream MRL 413)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet, flugelhorn; Herman Riley, tenor sax, flute; John Mayall, harmonica; Joe Sample, electric piano; Freddie Robinson, electric guitar; Darrell Clayborn, Fender bass; John Guerin, Ray Pounds, drums.: same session.
NYC, January 5, 1972
Alone Again Naturally

1973

Blue Mitchell - Graffiti Blues  (Mainstream MRL 400)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Herman Riley, tenor sax; Don Bailey, harmonica; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Joe Sample, piano, electric piano; Freddie Robinson, guitar; Darrell Clayborn, bass; Ray Pounds, drums.
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 1973
Graffiti Blues
Yeah Ya Right
Express
Asso-Kam
Dorado
** also issued on Mainstream MRL 5006, MDCD 709.

Blue Mitchell - The Last Tango = Blues  (Mainstream MRL 392)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; David Angel, alto sax, clarinet; Jackie Kelso, Herman Riley, tenor sax; Bill Perkins, tenor sax, flute; Steve Kravitz, baritone sax, bass clarinet; Charles Kynard, organ; David T. Walker, guitar; Darrell Clayborn, bass; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Ray Pounds, drums; King Errisson, Paul Humphrey, Chino Valdes, percussion; Richard Fritz, arranger.
Los Angeles, CA, 1973
Soul Turn Around
Killing Me Softly With His Song
The Message
Steal The Feel
Last Tango In Paris
One For Russ
Peace
P.T. Blues

1974

Blue Mitchell - Many Shades Of Blue  (Mainstream MRL 402)

James Bossy, Jon Faddis, Irwin "Marky" Markowitz, Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Frank Vicari, tenor sax; Joe Farrell, tenor sax, flute; Seldon Powell, tenor, baritone sax; Joe Beck, Sam T. Brown, John Tropea, guitar; Wilbur Bascomb Jr., Michael Moore, Fender bass; James Madison, drums.
NYC, 1974
Where It's At
Harmony Of The Underworld
Funky Walk
Blue Funk
Golden Feathered Bird
Beans And Taters
Funny Bone
Hot Stuff

1975

Blue Mitchell - Stratosonic Nuances  (RCA APL1-1109)

Oscar Brashear, trumpet; Blue Mitchell, trumpet, flugelhorn; George Bohanon, trombone; Gale Robinson, French horn; Harold Land, tenor sax; Ralph Jones, tenor sax, flute; Terry Harrington, baritone sax; Hampton Hawes, piano #4,5; Cedar Walton, piano #1, synthesizer, piano #3; Clarence McDonald, Clavinet, arranger #1,4, synthesizer, piano, arranger #2; Michael Anthony, David T. Walker, guitar; Tony Newton, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Gary Coleman, percussion; Wade Marcus, horn arranger, conductor; Mike Lipskin, arranger #1,2,4.
RCA Studio A, Hollywood, CA, 1975
1.Satin Soul
2.Creepin'
3.Bump It
4.Nutty
5.Melody For Thelma

1976

Blue Mitchell - Funktion Junction  (RCA APL1-1493)

Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, trumpet, flugelhorn; Blue Mitchell, trumpet, flugelhorn, arranger; Wayne Andre, trombone; Alan Raph, bass trombone; Harold Land, tenor sax; George Young, tenor sax, flute; Norman Carr, Harold Kohon, Alvin Rogers, violin; David Moore, cello; Clarence McDonald, piano, arranger; Mike Lipskin, synthesizer, percussion, arranger; Michael Anthony, David T. Walker, guitar; Henry Davis, bass #1,2,7; Ron Brown, bass #3-6; James Gadson, drums; Gary Coleman, percussion; Patti Austin, Frank Floyd, Gwendolyn Guthrie, voice; Rod Levitt, string arranger, horn arranger, conductor.
RCA Studio A, Hollywood, CA, February 17, 1976
1.I'm In Heaven
2.AM-FM Blues
3.Then Came You
4.Daydream
5.Love Machine
6.Delilah
7.Collaborations

1977

Blue Mitchell - Stablemates - Best Of The West, Vol. 1  (Discomate (J) DSP-5007)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Dick Spencer, alto sax; Victor Feldman, piano; John Heard, bass; Dick Berk, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 28-30, 1977
Stablemates
A Portrait Of Jennie
There Will Never Be Another You
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
I Can't Get Started
Ow!
** also issued on Jazz America Marketing JAM 5002 entitled "Last Dance".

Blue Mitchell - African Violet  (Impulse! AS-9328)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Herman Riley, tenor sax; Sonny Burke, electric piano; Lee Ritenour, electric guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, conga drums.
The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1977
Mississippi Jump
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; Sonny Burke, piano; McKinley Jackson, synthesizer; Lee Ritenour, electric guitar; Scott Edwards, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, conga drums.
Ojos De Rojo
Blue Mitchell, flugelhorn; Harold Land, tenor sax; Sonny Burke, piano; Michael Boddicker, synthesizer; Lee Ritenour, electric guitar; Scott Edwards, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Eddie "Bongo" Brown, conga drums, percussion; Julia Tillman, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard, vocals; + The Sid Sharp Strings.
Sand Castles
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Herman Riley, tenor sax; Sonny Burke, electric piano; McKinley Jackson, synthesizer; Lee Ritenour, electric guitar; Scott Edwards, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, conga drums.
African Violet
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; Sonny Burke, electric piano; Michael Boddicker, synthesizer; Lee Ritenour, electric guitar; Chuck Domanico, electric bass; Harold Mason, drums; Eddie "Bongo" Brown, conga drums; Bob Zimmitti, percussion; Julia Tillman, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard, vocals.
As
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; Sonny Burke, electric piano; Michael Boddicker, synthesizer; Lee Ritenour, electric guitar; Scott Edwards, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, conga drums.
Square Business
Blue Mitchell, flugelhorn; Harold Land, tenor sax; Bob Zimmitti, marimba, percussion; Sonny Burke, electric piano; McKinley Jackson, synthesizer; Lee Ritenour, acoustic, electric guitar; Chuck Domanico, acoustic bass; Harold Mason, drums; Eddie "Bongo" Brown, conga drums; + The Sid Sharp Strings.
Forget

Blue Mitchell - Summer Soft  (Impulse! IA-9347)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Mike Boddicker, synthesizer; Mike Dosco, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion.
ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1977
Try Not To Forget
Blue Mitchell, flugelhorn; Harold Land, tenor sax; Bobby Lyle, electric piano; Mike Boddicker, synthesizer; Mike Dosco, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion; Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, vocals.
Summer Soft
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Herman Riley, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, electric piano; Mike Dosco, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion.
A Day At The Mint
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Richard Tee, piano; Mike Dosco, rhythm guitar; Lee Ritenour, rhythm guitar, solo guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion; Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, vocals.
Love Has Made Me A Dreamer
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Bobby Lyle, piano; Mike Boddicker, synthesizer; Mike Dosco, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion.
Evergreen
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Mike Boddicker, synthesizer; Mike Dosco, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion; Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, vocals.
30 Degrees To The Wind
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Eddie Harris, tenor sax, electric piano; Bobby Lyle, piano; Mike Dosco, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion; Esmond Edwards, Blue Mitchell, vocals.
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