The Cup Bearers

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The Cup Bearers
The Cup Bearers.jpg
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1962
Recorded August 28 & 30, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 43:28
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Blue Mitchell chronology
A Sure Thing
(1962)A Sure Thing1962
The Cup Bearers
(1962)
Step Lightly
(1963)Step Lightly1963

The Cup Bearers is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1962 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Mitchell's group is the Horace Silver Quintet with Cedar Walton on piano in place of Silver.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "The music swings hard, mostly avoids sounding like a Horace Silver group, and has particularly strong solos... excellent hard bop".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Turquoise" (Cedar Walton) - 5:03
  2. "Why Do I Love You?" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 5:28
  3. "Dingbat Blues" (Charles Davis) - 5:41
  4. "Capers" (Tom McIntosh) - 6:04
  5. "The Cup Bearers" (McIntosh) - 6:15
  6. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) - 6:43
  7. "Tiger Lily" (Thad Jones) - 8:31
  • Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios in New York City on August 28 & 30, 1962

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Mitchell discography accessed October 26, 2010
  2. ^ a b Down Beat: April 11, 1963 vol. 30, no. 9
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 26, 2010