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Blue Soul
Blue Mitchell Sextet
Blue Soul
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Japanese limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork.

      
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All Artists: Blue Mitchell Sextet
Title: Blue Soul
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 1/18/1995
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218676526

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Japanese limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork.

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"Blue Soul" Has Lots Of Both
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 07/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most jazz fans probably know Blue Mitchell as a member of Horace Silver's classic quintet that recorded numerous albums from 1959-63. Blue also recorded several excellent albums for Blue Note after his association with Silver, and for Riverside, including "Blue Soul," prior to and while he was with the Silver band. "Blue Soul" is almost a jazz throwback. At a time when most label's recordings were quickly thrown together jam sessions, "Blue Soul" was meticulously asembled. Not only does the album feature a stellar band of Jimmy Heath, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones, but Benny Golson was also brought on board to lend his arranging talents. The nine songs are all on the short side (reminiscent of the jazz from the late 40s when 10" vinyl limited lengthy improvisations), but don't confuse quantity (or length) with quality. Blue has a way with making it short and sweet, and even when Heath and Fuller sit out on three of the album's tracks, he holds down the fort just fine, particularly on the sultry "Park Avenue Petite." Anyone who loves good 50s jazz, and especially Horace Silver and the Jazztet, will love "Blue Soul.""
Magic alchemy
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 08/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listen to the opener of the album, "Minor Vamp". I'll bet you'll buy this record. And rightly so. It is fantastic fifties's jazz at its best. There's plenty of drive, enthusiasm, and the alchemy in this album is just right. Take a look at the frontline. Mitchell trumpet, Fuller trombone, Jimmy heath tenor. The rhythmn section is Wynton kelly and the Jones's. The arrangements are from Benny Golson's pen. This album has a lot of highlights. The opener, a fast "The way you look tonight", a wonderful ballad "Park avenue petit" with Blue's trumpet clearly affirming a bright and melodically rich solo with a wonderful sound. "Top shelf" is another fast tune with spectacular solos from the guys, happy and joyful fifties jazz. Another minor tune is "Waverley street", up tempo, not fast but "up" really nice. Then there's still time for a blues, "Blue soul" with a nice simple theme and some great lines from Mitchell, and a couple of standards, a ballad "Polka dots" and a minor bebop swinger "Nica's dream" taken a little slower than usual anyway. How beautiful is the polkadots theme played by Mitchell with the contrapunctual lines by Fuller! Really exceptional!! Do you love Jazz? This one is a musthave."