During his years living in Sweden the late bassist Red Mitchell made many recordings and this live quintet date at the Montmatre is one of his best. Leading a group that included fellow American expatriates Horace Parlan on piano and Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, they open the CD with “Idrees,” a potent bop number penned by the leader, which features strong solos by both Sulieman and tenor saxophonist Nisse Sandstrom. The trumpeter contributed the sauntering “U.A.I. (You Are Invited)” and the title track, which is highlighted by Mitchell’s booming bass solo. This impressive swinging date is highly recommended. (AllMusic, http://bit.ly/2Eg8TCY).
00:00 A1 Idrees (Red Mitchell)
08:42 A2 U.A.I. (You Are Invited) (Idrees Sulieman)
24:22 B1 A Theme For Ahmad (Horace Parlan)
34:26 B2 Chocolate Cadillac (Idrees Sulieman)
Red Mitchell – bass
Rune Carlson – drums
Horace Parlan – piano
Nisse Sandström – tenor saxophone
Idrees Sulieman – trumpet
Label: SteepleChase – SCS1161
Format: CD, Album
Recorded: at Montmartre, Copenhagen, December 21 1976.
Producer: Nils Winther
Hard Bop, Cool Jazz