Blue Mitchell

Last Dance

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For one of his final recordings, trumpeter Blue Mitchell returned to a small group format and came up with an underrated gem. This out-of-print LP features Mitchell with altoist Dick Spencer, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist John Heard and drummer Dick Berk performing five jazz standards and the basic original "Getting' Sentimental Over Blue." Blue's tone is particularly pretty on "Portrait of Jenny." An excellent set that deserves to be reissued on CD someday.