Blue Mitchell And Orchestra – A Sure Thing (1962)

Blue Mitchell And Orchestra - A Sure Thing (1962)
Artist: Blue Mitchell And Orchestra
Album: A Sure Thing
Label: OJC
Year Of Release: 1962
Format: FLAC (image+.cue)
01. West Coast Blues (5:40)
02. I Can’t Get Started (3:49)
03. Blue On Blue (4:49)
04. A Sure Thing (4:34)
05. Hootie Blues (5:25)
06. Hip To It (5:01)
07. Gone With The Wind (5:57)


Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry – tp
Julius Watkins – frhn
Jerome Richardson – as, fl
Jimmy Heath – ts
Pepper Adams – bars
Wynton Kelly – p
Sam Jones – b
Albert “Tootie” Heath – d

Trumpeter Blue Mitchell is well featured on A Sure Thing, with a nonet arranged by Jimmy Heath. The music is straight-ahead but, thanks to Heath’s arrangements, sometimes unpredictable. Best is Mitchell’s solo on “I Can’t Get Started,” “Hootie’s Blues,” and a quintet workout (with Heath, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath) on “Gone with the Wind.”~Scott Yanow

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