Blue Mitchell – Blue Mitchell {Boplicity}

Blue Mitchell – Blue Mitchell {Boplicity}

Hard Bop, Soul, Trumpet

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216 MB.

AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek

After recording for Blue Note as both a leader and noted sideman for seven years, Blue Mitchell recorded and released his self-titled debut for Bob Shad’s Mainstream label in 1971. (The trumpeter had spent the last year of his BN contract not as a leader, but as a sideman on dates by Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, and Bobby Hutcherson).

This date — also known as Soul Village — is somewhat of a retrenchment from the more R&B-infused sounds of 1969’s underrated Collision in Black and Bantu Village (both produced by Monk Higgins), and featured his working live quintet with Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Walter Bishop, Jr. on piano and Fender Rhodes, bassist Larry Gales, and drummer Doug Sides. (more…)

01. Soul Village (6:15)
02. Blues for Thelma (7:05)
03. Queen Bey (4:50)
04. Are You Real (7:24)
05. Mi Hermano (5:21)

Blue Mitchell – trumpet
Walter Bishop Jr. – piano
Jimmy Forrest – tenor saxophone
Doug Sides – drums
Larry Gales – bass

Produced by Bobby Shad, Red Lion Productions, Ltd., Inc.
Photography by Dick Sanders
Background Art: Barbara Roth
Album Design: The Art Department
Tape research and transfers by Alec Palao
Mastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering Ltd
Package designed by Jaffa at the Unknown
Notes by Dean Rudland

Mainstream Records, Inc., 1700 Broadway, NY, NY 10019
2014, Ace Records Ltd., 42-50 Steele Road, London NW10 7AS

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