Riverside, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Blue played his trumpet with extraordinary tone. Even his solos took on a melodic character. This makes him well suited to play ballads. The thirteen songs represented here are from Mitchell’s work as a leader on Riverside between 1958 and 1962. Some of the records were with an orchestra and the balance was with quintets or sextets. In all cases, Blue seduces us with his trumpet.