Blue Mitchell: Fungii Mama


Fungii Mama


Blue Mitchell (trumpet)


The Thing To Do (Blue Note 94319)

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Blue Mitchell (trumpet), Junior Cook (tenor sax), Chick Corea (piano), Gene Taylor (bass), Al Foster (drums).

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

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