Blue Mitchell: Fungii Mama
Blue Mitchell (trumpet)
The Thing To Do (Blue Note 94319)
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., July 30, 1964
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Blue Mitchell was one of a long line of swinging but lyrical Blue Note trumpet players directly descended from Clifford Brown. "Fungii Mama," his most popular recording and a cousin to the Sonny Rollins calypso "St. Thomas," includes a Rollinsesque tenor solo by Junior Cook and a straight-ahead hard-bop chorus by a young Chick Corea.
Reviewer: David Franklin