Blue Mitchell – Step Lightly

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Step Lightly is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell featuring his first session recorded for the Blue Note label in 1963 but not released until 1980.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated “music is consistently excellent… Worth searching for”.

Track listing:
“Mamacita” (Joe Henderson) – 5:49
“Sweet and Lovely” (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) – 7:45
“Andrea” (Roger Boykin) – 5:16
“Step Lightly” (Henderson) – 8:32
“Cry Me a River” (Arthur Hamilton) – 6:46
“Bluesville” (Sonny Red) – 4:07

Blue Mitchell – trumpet
Leo Wright – alto saxophone
Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock – piano
Gene Taylor – bass
Roy Brooks – drums


Released: 1980
Recorded: August 13, 1963
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 38:14
Label: Blue Note
LT 1082/BST 84142
Producer: Alfred Lion