Graffiti Blues

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Graffiti Blues
Graffiti Blues.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 1, 1973
ProducerBob Shad
Blue Mitchell chronology
The Last Tango = Blues
Graffiti Blues
Many Shades of Blue

Graffiti Blues is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1973 and released on the Mainstream label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "Although not up to the same level as Blue Mitchell's earlier Blue Note dates, this accessible set does a good job of balancing worthwhile solos with catchy rhythms and has dated surprisingly well".[2]To give a better sense of the style of music here, it is along the axis of one of the pianists used own band, the Crusaders, and the Groove Merchant recordings of O'Donel Levy.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Graffiti Blues" (Blue Mitchell) - 7:16
  2. "Yeah Ya Right" (Herman Riley) - 5:29
  3. "Express" (Blue Mitchell) - 5:06
  4. "Asso-Kam" (Joe Sample) - 7:24
  5. "Dorado" (Joe Sample) - 8:59
  6. "Alone Again (Naturally)" (Gilbert O'Sullivan) - 3:24 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Where It's At" (David Matthews) - 3:31 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Funky Walk" (David Matthews) - 4:33 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Blue Funk" (David Matthews) - 4:38 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at the Record Plant in Los Angeles, California on March 1, 1973.



  1. ^ Blue Mitchell discography accessed June 15, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 15, 2010