Blue Soul

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Blue Soul
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 24, 28 & 30, 1959
StudioReeves Sound Studios, NYC
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Blue Mitchell chronology
Out of the Blue
Blue Soul
Blue's Moods
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Blue Soul is an album led by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded and released in 1959 on the Riverside label.[2]


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "This is one of the most precious jazz recordings of a year that would soon give sway to the Blue Note sound, and is in many real and important ways as much of a prelude as any other statement. It's a must-have for all serious mainstream jazz fans".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Blue Mitchell, except where noted.

1."Minor Vamp" (Benny Golson)3:42
2."The Head"4:28
3."The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern)3:22
4."Park Avenue Petite" (Golson)3:58
5."Top Shelf" (Jimmy Heath)4:06
6."Waverly Street" (Heath)5:00
7."Blue Soul"4:12
8."Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)5:50
9."Nica's Dream" (Horace Silver)6:32
  • Recorded September 24 (tracks 1 & 2), September 28 (tracks 5, 6, 8 & 9) and September 30 (tracks 3, 4 & 7), 1959.



  1. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed October 25, 2010
  2. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 25, 2010