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Studio album by The Leaders
Released 1986
Recorded June 11 & 12, 1986
Genre Jazz
Label Black Hawk
The Leaders chronology
Out Here Like This
(1987)Out Here Like This1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Mudfoot is the debut album by the all-star jazz group The Leaders released on the Black Hawk label in 1986. The album features performances by Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Cecil McBee, Kirk Lightsey and Don Moye.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "it is an excellent effort. Two songs are group compositions (including the ad-lib "Midnite Train"); Freeman provided a tribute to Eric Dolphy ("Freedom Swing Song"); and the other selections include originals by Blythe and McBee, plus Sam Cooke's "Cupid" (which has a Freeman vocal). Worth searching for".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Miss Nancy" (Arthur Blythe) - 13:14
  2. "Elaborations" (Blythe) - 4:21
  3. "Midnite Train" (Blythe, Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye) - 3:40
  4. "Freedom Swing Song" (Freeman) - 4:41
  5. "Song of Her" (McBee) - 5:37
  6. "Mudfoot" (Blythe, Cherry, Freeman, Lightsey, McBee, Moye) - 6:49
  7. "Cupid" (Sam Cooke) - 3:06



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 26 August 2009.