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
(1959)
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]

Reception[edit]

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.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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