The Last Tango = Blues

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The Last Tango = Blues
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Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Jazz
Length 27:39
Label Mainstream
Producer Bob Shad
Blue Mitchell chronology
Blues' Blues
(1972)Blues' Blues1972
The Last Tango = Blues
Graffiti Blues
(1973)Graffiti Blues1973

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


The Allmusic review by Jason Ankeny awarded the album 4 stars stating "The Last Tango = Blues translates the direct, soulful hard bop approach of Blue Mitchell's cult-classic Blue Note sessions into the funk-inspired grammar of mid-Seventies mainstream jazz... the performances are strictly next-level, complete with some of Mitchell's most fiery trumpet".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soul Turn Around" (Walter Bishop, Jr.) - 4:20
  2. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel) - 2:53
  3. "The Message" (Patrick Patterson, Steve Scipio) - 3:20
  4. "Steal the Feel" (Richard Fritz) - 4:15
  5. "Last Tango in Paris" (Gato Barbieri) - 2:42
  6. "One for Russ" (Alf Clausen) - 4:15
  7. "Peace" (Horace Silver) - 2:50
  8. "P.T. Blues" (Blue Mitchell) - 3:04
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California in 1972.



  1. ^ Blue Mitchell discography accessed June 17, 2010
  2. ^ a b Ankeney, J. Allmusic Review accessed June 17, 2010