Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red – Baltimore 1966 (2016)

Artist: Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red
Title: Baltimore 1966
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Uptown Records [UPCD 27.83]
Genre: Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log)
Total Time: 01:10:51
Total Size: 555 MB
237 MB (Scans)

Unreleased material from a really wonderful group – one that features killer alto work from the great Sonny Red – working here in the same kind of small group setting he brought to late 60s performances with Donald Byrd! Yet this time around, the trumpeter is Blue Mitchell – who blows with a lot more bite than on some of his records of the time – really taking his time to craft out long solos on the very extended tracks from this live performance – reminding us that he can be a hell of a creative soloist when not caught up in some of the larger arrangements that would mark some points of his career!

01 – If I Should Lose You
02 – All Members
03 – Fungi Mama
04 – Blue Spring Variation (Shifting Down, Blue Spring, Blue Spring Shuffle)
05 – I Can’t Get Started
06 – A Portrait Of Jenny
Blue Mitchell – trumpet
Sonny Red – alto saxophone
John Hicks – piano
Gene Taylor – bass
Joe Chambers – drums
Recorded March 20, 1966, at The Crystal Ballroom, Baltimore , MD.

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