A Sure Thing

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A Sure Thing
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1962
Recorded March 7, 8 & 28, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 34:52
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Blue Mitchell chronology
Smooth as the Wind
(1960-61)
A Sure Thing
(1962)
The Cup Bearers
(1962)

A Sure Thing is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell with orchestra recorded in late 1962 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Down Beat 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Trumpeter Blue Mitchell is well featured on this CD reissue with a nonet arranged by Jimmy Heath. The music is straightahead but, thanks to Heath's arrangements, sometimes unpredictable".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "West Coast Blues" (Wes Montgomery) – 5:40
  2. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 3:48
  3. "Blue on Blue" (Jimmy Heath) – 4:48
  4. "A Sure Thing" (Gershwin, Jerome Kern) – 4:34
  5. "Hootie Blues" (Jay McShann) – 5:24
  6. "Hip to It" (Blue Mitchell) – 5:00
  7. "Gone With the Wind" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 5:57
    • Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios in New York City on March 7 (tracks 2 & 5), March 8 (tracks 3 & 4), and March 28 (tracks 1, 6 & 7), 1962

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Mitchell discography accessed October 26, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 26, 2010
  3. ^ Down Beat: September 13, 1962 vol. 29, no. 24