Blue Mitchell (tp), Frank Rehak (tb), Pepper Adams (bs), André Previn (p), Red Mitchell (p, b), Whitey Mitchell (b), Frank Capp (d), Thad Jones (tp, flh), Hank Jones (p, org), Eddie Jones (b), Elvin Jones (d).
Reference: FSRCD 444
Bar code: 8427328604444
Leonard Feather was the producer of the two unusual and highly regarded Metro Jazz LPs compiled in this CD. Recorded in New York in 1958, both represent a two-way meeting as protracted in the planning as they were successful in the studio. The Mitchell brothers: Whitey (bass) and Red (bass & piano), and trumpeter Blue Mitchell, are featured on the first date, along with André Previn, who, as part of his trio, brought the California-based Red temporarily back to NY. Trombonist Frank Rehak and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams contributed greatly with their solos. Looking back on the second date, Feather remembered that It took a long time to corral all the Jones brothers: Thad Jones, Hank Jones, Elvin Jones, along with bassist Eddie Jones, in a recording studio at one time. The overall feeling of this session was that of a long-delayed and very welcome family reunion in which three major musical talents were able to demonstrate a natural and understandable affinity.