A Sure Thing

Blue Mitchell

A Sure Thing
  • CAT # OJCCD-837-2

    1. West Coast Blues 5:22
    2. I Can't Get Started 7:59
    3. Blue On Blue 4:44
    4. A Sure Thing 3:20
    5. Hootie Blues 5:20
    6. Hip To It 4:57
    7. Gone With The Wind 5:50

Some musicians acquire an image as small-group players through the circumstances of their working career and the particulars of their style. Blue Mitchell was one such musician, and his conception of the trumpet in a quintet context remains influential to this day. Fortunately, Riverside Records appreciated the broader range of Mitchell’s talent, and occasionally placed him in larger settings, where his rich sound and finely chiseled ideas glowed just as brightly. This is one of those projects, and it reunites Mitchell with tenor saxophonist and arranger Jimmy Heath, who also did valuable double duty on Blue Soul (OJCCD-765-2). Baritone saxophonists Pepper Adams and Pat Patrick and pianist Wynton Kelly make notable contributions as well in a session that includes two inspired originals plus covers of such substantial material as the title track and Jay McShann’s “Hootie Blues.’

with Julius Watkins, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Heath, Pepper Adams, Pat Patrick, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath

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