This Is Billy Mitchell · Featuring Bobby Hutcherson
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Billy Mitchell

This Is Billy Mitchell · Featuring Bobby Hutcherson

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Billy Mitchell (ts), Dave Burns (tp), Billy Wallace (p), Clarence 'Sleepy' Anderson (org), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Herman Wright (b), Otis Finch (d)

Reference: Verve LPR 065 507

Bar code: 044006550725

Although he never became as well known as some of his contemporaries, Billy Mitchell was one of the outstanding tenor saxophonists of his generation. He is in peak form on these 1962 sessions, backed by a strong supporting cast including Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone.


01. J and B (Billy Mitchell) 4:14
02. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington-Mills-Parish) 3:25
03. You Turned the Tables on Me [Sing Baby Sing] (Alter-Mitchell) 5:41
04. Passionova (Earl Hines) 4:47
05. Tamra (Billy Wallace) 3:53
06. Automation (Dave Burns) 6:48
07. Just Waiting (Melba Liston) 2:46
08. Siam (Gene Kee) 5:27

Album details

This is a limited edition facsimile CD reissue of the original Stereo Smash LP (SRS-67027)

Personnel on tracks #1, 2 & 7:
Billy Mitchell (tenor sax), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Clarence ' Sleepy ' Anderson (organ), Herman Wright (bass), Otis Finch (drums).
Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, on October 29, 1962

Personnel on tracks #3-6 & 8:
Billy Mitchell (tenor sax), Dave Burns (trumpet), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Billy Wallace (piano), Herman Wright (bass), Otis Finch (drums).
Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, on October 30, 1962

Original recordings produced by Jack Tracy
Stereo · 96 kHz / 24-Bit Digital transfer

Press reviews

"Tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell's second album as a leader (following a 1960 Jubilee date). Although the tenor saxophonist is in typically fine form on six obscurities and two standards ("Sophisticated Lady" and "You Turned the Tables On Me"), this record's main significance is that it features the young vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, who was virtually at the beginning of his career. Five of the eight songs also include trumpeter Dave Burns, pianist Billy Wallace, bassist Herman Wright and drummer Otis Finch, while the other numbers have organist Sleepy Anderson in place of Wallace and Burns. Mainstream hard bop of the era."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


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