Blue Mitchell by Blue Mitchell
A Deluxe LP reissue due out Friday, 26th August, 2022
Blue Mitchell’s run of albums for Blue Note in the 1960s are considered amongst some of the great jazz recordings of the era, however his early ’70s output following his departure from the label is often overlooked. Blue Mitchell is a fantastic soul jazz set featuring the stellar line up of Black Jazz recording artist Walter Bishop Jr., Doug Sides on drums, Larry Gales on bass and the legendary Jimmy Forrest on tenor sax. Mastered from the original tape transfers, this is the best the record has ever sounded.
The album is mastered from the original analogue tape by Kevin Gray. The 12″ insert features previously unseen session photographs with words from Doug Sides. The disc is printed and pressed at Pallas on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a deluxe reverse-board jacket and all officially licensed from Mainstream.
Tracklist: 1. Soul Village. 2. Blues For Thelma. 3. Queen Bey. 4. Are You Real. 5. Mi Hermano.
The album is available to pre-order from https://newland.ochre.store/format/1037128-blue-mitchell
The second release is Dusty Blue by Howard McGhee and it too is due for release Friday, 26th August, 2022.
Truly one of the great trumpeters of the bop era; Howard McGhee, who suffered with drug
addiction his whole career which meant his band leading recorded output was minimal. Although the 1950s had largely been a waste for McGhee, Dusty Blue, recorded in 1960, marked a strong return to form and is credited amongst fans as one of his best recordings. Featuring an all star band of Bennie Green, Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, Roland Alexander as well as the still touring Ron Carter, this is a collective of musicians at their very best. Mastered from the original tape transfers, this is a sublime recording from start to finish.
The album is mastered from the original analogue tape by Kevin Gray. The 12″ insert features a photographic print. The disc is printed and pressed at Pallas on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a deluxe reverse-board jacket and all officially licensed from Bethlehem/BMG
Tracklist: 1. Dusty Blue. 2. The Sound Of Music. 3. I Concentrate On You. 4. Sleep Talk. 5. Park Avenue Petite. 6. Flyin’ Colors. 7. With Malice Towards None. 8. Groovin’ High. 9. Cottage For Sale.
The album is available to pre-order from https://newland.ochre.store/format/1037130-dusty-blue