Blue Mitchell African Violet / Summer Soft (2-CD)

African Violet / Summer Soft (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Verve

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $1.291.Mississippi Jump
  • Buy for $1.292.Ojos de Rojo
  • Buy for $1.293.Sand Castles
  • Buy for $1.294.African Violet
  • Buy for $1.295.As
  • 6.Square Business
  • Buy for $1.297.Forget

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Try Not to Forget
  • Buy for $1.292.Summer Soft
  • Buy for $1.293.A Day at the Mint
  • Buy for $1.294.Love Has Made Me a Dreamer
  • Buy for $1.295.Evergreen
  • Buy for $1.296.30 Degrees to the Wind
  • Buy for $1.297.Funkthesizer

Product Description:

Personnel: Michael Dosco, Lee Ritenour (guitar); James Gadson (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Recording information: ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1977); The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA (1977); ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1978); The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA (1978).
Arranger: McKinley Mitchell.
This two-fer combines a pair of trumpeter Blue Mitchell's late-career albums for the Impulse! label: 1977's African Violet and Summer Soft. A consummate hard bopper, Mitchell experimented with soul- and funk-jazz as the '70s wore on and these albums are no exception. Funky but lyrical, muscular yet still swinging with a modern jazz intensity, these albums feature Mitchell playing against small as well as large ensembles, including orchestral strings on African Violet. Reflecting the somewhat commercial approach to many jazz productions of the time with electric guitars and synthesizers in the mix, they are nonetheless worthy, hard to find recordings and it's great to have them together on one disc. ~ Matt Collar

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Product Info

  • UPC: 602527809526
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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