Blue Soul

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Blue Soul
Blue Soul.jpg
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1959
Recorded September 24, 28 & 30, 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 40:27
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Blue Mitchell chronology
Out of the Blue
(1959)Out of the Blue1959
Blue Soul
Blue's Moods
(1960)Blue's Moods1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Blue Soul is the third 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 written by Blue Mitchell, except where noted.

No. Title Length
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 in New York City on 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