BLUE MITCHELL
             Out Of The Blue

                  Recording Date:
                      January 5, 1958

                      Blue Mitchell    TP
                      Benny Golson   TS
                      Wynton Kelly    P tk 1-6
                      Paul Chambers B tk 2,5-7
                      Cedar Walton   P tk 7
                      Sam Jones       B tk 1,2,4
                      Art Blakey        D


Review by Scott Yanow
This early recording by Blue Mitchell finds the distinctive trumpeter in excellent form in a quintet also featuring tenor saxophonist Benny Golson (who contributed "Blues on My Mind"), either Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton on piano, Paul Chambers or Sam Jones on bass and drummer Art Blakey. The consistently swinging repertoire includes a surprisingly effective version of "When the Saints Go Marching In." "Studio B," recorded in the same period but formerly available only in a sampler, has been added to the program. It's an enjoyable date of high-quality hard bop.

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