Red Mitchell - Presenting Red Mitchell (1957/1992) [Cool, Hard Bop]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Red Mitchell - Presenting Red Mitchell (1957/1992) [Cool, Hard Bop]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 05 Jun 2019, 14:50

Artist: Red Mitchell
Album: Presenting Red Mitchell
Genre: Cool, Hard Bop
Label: Original Jazz Classics, Fantasy
Released: 1957/1992
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Scrapple From The Apple 5:27
  2. Rainy Night 5:20
  3. I Thought Of You 5:17
  4. Out Of The Blue 6:15
  5. Paul`s Pal 6:55
  6. Sandu 5:31
  7. Cheek To Cheek 8:06


Bassist Red Mitchell, who had led two fairly obscure sessions for Bethlehem in 1955, came up with a gem on his lone Contemporary set as a leader (which has been reissued as this CD). Based in Los Angeles at the time, Mitchell utilized pianist Lorraine Geller and two up-and-coming players: James Clay (who splits his time between tenor and flute) and, in one of his first recording sessions, drummer Billy Higgins. The quartet performs then-recent tunes by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Clifford Brown ("Sandu"), a pair of Mitchell originals, "Scrapple From the Apple" and "Cheek to Cheek." Despite Higgins' and (to a lesser extent) Clay's connections with Ornette Coleman, the music is strictly high-quality modern mainstream bop of the era. Easily recommended to collectors of straight-ahead jazz.
Review by Scott Yanow

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