Plays For Lovers

Blue Mitchell

Plays For Lovers RCD 6021 2
  • CAT # RCD-6021-25

    1. The Nearness Of You 3:25
    2. When I Fall In Love 5:39
    3. Why Do I Love You? 5:10
    4. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 4:41
    5. But Beautiful 3:39
    6. I Can't Get Started 7:59
    7. There Will Never Be Another You 5:00
    8. How Deep Is The Ocean? 4:02
    9. I'm A Fool To Want You 3:37
    10. Turquoise 4:59
    11. Missing You 5:40
    12. For All We Know 3:24
    13. Peace 3:57

"The melodic side of Mitchell's artistry is emphasized on these 13 selections. Here, the masterful improviser addresses pop standards and jazz originals with the emotion and invention that made him such a favorite with his peers as well with those in the jazz world at large who appreciated his gifts."
--from the liner notes by Zan Stewart

with Art Blakey, Roy Brooks, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cleveland, Junior Cook, Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Urbie Green, Johnny Griffin, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Jimmy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Sam Jones, Wynton Kelly, Charlie Persip, Julian Priester, Jerome Richardson, Gene Taylor, Clark Terry, Cedar Walton, Wilbur Ware, Julius Watkins, Britt Woodman, and others

Original sessions produced by Orrin Keepnews

Recorded between 1958 and 1962.

Find out more about Blue Mitchell


Orrin's commentary (from the original liner notes): “This is Blue Mitchell's third album as a leader. The first two were very good and well… More
This is the hidden gem in the small but important library of jazz sessions featuring trumpet soloists with strings. It is built around one of the… More
Some musicians acquire an image as small-group players through the circumstances of their working career and the particulars of their style. Blue… More
with Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe Jones, Benny Golson, Sam Jones, Art Blakey, Paul Chambers, Jimmy… More
Highlighted by Tom McIntosh’s beautiful title tune, Blue Mitchell’s The Cup Bearers is one of the trumpeter’s most… More
Blue Mitchell possessed one of the truly individual trumpet sounds: richly melodic but always strong--clearly in the tradition of Clifford Brown… More
Special offer for beautifully packaged Japan import while supplies last. More
Firmly established by Big 6 (OJCCD-615-2) as a new star in the Riverside stable of artists, Blue Mitchell in late 1958 took Benny Golson… More
At a time when most young trumpet players were modeling themselves on Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, or Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell was a new… More