Big 6 (album)

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Big 6
Big 6 (album).jpg
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1958
Recorded July 2 & 3, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 42:56
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Blue Mitchell chronology
Big 6
Out of the Blue

Big 6 is the debut album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1958 and released on the Riverside label.[1] It contains the first recording of Benny Golson's jazz standard "Blues March".[2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and stated "Mitchell is heard in excellent form in an all-star sextet".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Blue Mitchell, except where noted.

1."Blues March" (Benny Golson)10:23
2."Big Six" (William Boone Jr.)6:42
3."There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)4:59
4."Brother 'Ball"7:21
5."Jamph" (Curtis Fuller)3:46
6."Sir John"8:05
7."Promenade" (Boone)1:40
  • Recorded in New York City on July 2 & 3, 1958.



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 25, 2010
  2. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott "Blue Mitchell: Big 6". AllMusic. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Blumenthal, Bob (2004) In The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet Sessions [CD liner notes]. p. 3. Mosaic.