African Violet/Summer Soft

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
This two-fer combines a pair of trumpeter Blue Mitchell's late-career albums for the Impulse! label: 1977's African Violet and Summer Soft. A consummate hard bopper, Mitchell experimented with soul- and funk-jazz as the '70s wore on and these albums are no exception. Funky but lyrical, muscular yet still swinging with a modern jazz intensity, these albums feature Mitchell playing against small as well as large ensembles, including orchestral strings on African Violet. Reflecting the somewhat commercial approach to many jazz productions of the time with electric guitars and synthesizers in the mix, they are nonetheless worthy, hard to find recordings and it's great to have ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
This two-fer combines a pair of trumpeter Blue Mitchell's late-career albums for the Impulse! label: 1977's African Violet and Summer Soft. A consummate hard bopper, Mitchell experimented with soul- and funk-jazz as the '70s wore on and these albums are no exception. Funky but lyrical, muscular yet still swinging with a modern jazz intensity, these albums feature Mitchell playing against small as well as large ensembles, including orchestral strings on African Violet. Reflecting the somewhat commercial approach to many jazz productions of the time with electric guitars and synthesizers in the mix, they are nonetheless worthy, hard to find recordings and it's great to have them together on one disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2012
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602527809526
  • Catalog Number: 2780952
  • Sales rank: 129,468

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mississippi Jump (6:53)
  2. 2 Ojos de Rojo (4:04)
  3. 3 Sand Castles - The Sid Sharp Strings (6:11)
  4. 4 African Violet (6:38)
  5. 5 As (6:30)
  6. 6 Square Business (8:24)
  7. 7 Forget - The Sid Sharp Strings (6:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Try Not to Forget (7:16)
  2. 2 Summer Soft (5:54)
  3. 3 A Day at the Mint (6:18)
  4. 4 Love Has Made Me a Dreamer (4:34)
  5. 5 Evergreen (4:41)
  6. 6 30° to the Wind (5:57)
  7. 7 Funkthesizer (5:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blue Mitchell Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
Eddie Harris Electric Piano, Tenor Saxophone
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Lyle Piano, Electric Piano
Cedar Walton Piano, Electric Piano
Herman Riley Tenor Saxophone
McKinley Mitchell Conductor
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Eddie "Bongo" Brown Percussion, Conga
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Conga
Chuck Domanico Bass, Electric Bass
Michael Dosco Guitar
Esmond Edwards Vocals
Scott Edwards Bass, Electric Bass
James Gadson Drums
McKinley Jackson Synthesizer
Harold Mason Drums
Lee Ritenour Guitar, Soloist
Richard Tee Piano
Maxine Willard Waters Vocals
Luther Waters Vocals
Oren Waters Vocals
Julia Waters Vocals
Owen Waters Vocals
Sonny Burke Electric Piano
Julia Tillman Vocals
Bob Zimmitti Percussion, Marimbas
Technical Credits
Barbra Streisand Composer
Eddie Harris Composer
Blue Mitchell Composer
Cedar Walton Arranger, Composer
McKinley Mitchell Arranger
Michael Dosco Composer
Don Sebesky Composer
Esmond Edwards Composer, Producer
Larry Nash Composer
John Neal Engineer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Paul Williams Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Steve Hulse Composer
Phil Wright Arranger
Dana Kaproff Composer
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