Out of the Blue (Blue Mitchell album)

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Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue (Blue Mitchell album).jpg
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1959
Recorded January 5, 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 46:05
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Blue Mitchell chronology
Big 6
(1958)Big 61958
Out of the Blue
Blue Soul
(1959)Blue Soul1959

Out of the Blue is the second album led by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded and released in 1959 on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This early recording by Blue Mitchell finds the distinctive trumpeter in excellent form... It's an enjoyable date of high-quality hard bop".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Blue Mitchell except as indicated
  1. "Blues on My Mind" (Benny Golson) - 9:05
  2. "It Could Happen to You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 5:52
  3. "Boomerang" (Clark Terry) - 5:01
  4. "Sweet-Cakes" - 6:09
  5. "Missing You" (Ronnell Bright) - 5:40
  6. "When the Saints Go Marching In" (Traditional) - 7:00
  7. "Studio B" (Paul Chambers) - 7:18 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City on January 5, 1959.



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 25, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 25, 2010