Blue Mitchell - Bantu Village

Blue Mitchell recorded over 30 albums of fine Hard Bop and Soul Jazz music, primarily for the Riverside, Blue Note and Mainstream labels. His early grounding was in Rhythm and Blues where the trumpeter played with the likes of Paul Williams, Earl Bostic and Chuck Willis The same year Mitchell joined the Horace Silver Quintet and alongside tenor saxophonist Junior Cook provided Silver with a muscular and soulful horn section. He recorded eight solo albums for Blue Note Records between 1963 and 1969 and Bantu Village is the last of those eight, though 1963 s Step Lightly did not earn a release until after his death. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT HAS BEEN ISSUED ON CD. AND HAS BEEN REMASTERED FEOM THE ORIGINAL BLUE NOTE MASTER TAPES Blue s smooth and rich tones suit the mood of Soul Jazz perfectly. He can play hard like the best of them witness his solo on Horace Silver s Filthy McNasty or he can play warm and soft with unrivalled beauty. Personnel: Wilton Felder, Bob West / Bass, Fred Robinson, Al Vescovo/ Guitar, Paul Humphrey, John Guerin/ Drums, Dee Ervin, Monk Higgins/ Piano, King Errison, Alan Estes/ Conga, Dee Ervin, Monk Higgins/ Percussion, Bill Green/ Flute, Alto Sax, Buddy Collette/ Flute, Bobby Byrant / Trumpet, Charlie Loper/ Trombone, Plas Johnson/ Tenor Heads Down - Blue Dashiki - Flat Backing.



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