Big 6 (album)

Big 6
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1958
Recorded July 2 & 3, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 42:56
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Blue Mitchell chronology
Big 6
Out of the Blue

Big 6 is the debut album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1958 and released on the Riverside label.[1] It contains the first recording of Benny Golson's jazz standard "Blues March".[2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and stated "Mitchell is heard in excellent form in an all-star sextet".[2]

Track listing

All tracks written by Blue Mitchell, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Blues March" (Benny Golson) 10:23
2. "Big Six" (William Boone Jr.) 6:42
3. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) 4:59
4. "Brother 'Ball"   7:21
5. "Jamph" (Curtis Fuller) 3:46
6. "Sir John"   8:05
7. "Promenade" (Boone) 1:40
  • Recorded in New York City on July 2 & 3, 1958.



  1. Riverside Records discography accessed October 25, 2010
  2. 1 2 3 Yanow, Scott "Blue Mitchell: Big 6". AllMusic. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  3. Blumenthal, Bob (2004) In The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet Sessions [CD liner notes]. p. 3. Mosaic.
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