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Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell
Born: Nov 3, 1926 in Kansas City, MO
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Died: Apr 18, 2001 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: A hard-swinging tenor saxophonist (who is no relation to the crossover keyboardist of the same name), Billy Mitchell made his mark in several settings. He worked in Detroit with Nat Towles' band and in the late '40s, he played with Lucky Millinder's Orchestra in New York. In 1949, Mitchell recorded with ...Read full biography
Colossus of Detroit
Released: 1978
Label: Xanadu Records
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Veteran tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell could not ask for a better rhythm section than he has here (pianist Barry Jones, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Walter Bolden). Mitchell was careful to pick out ...Read full review
Now's the Time
Released: 1976
Label: Catalyst
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Billy Mitchell's first album in 13 years is decent, but not all that special. The live set features Mitchell on tenor, soprano and alto performing a pair of lengthy blues and two fairly basic originals. ...Read full review
More Billy Mitchell albums: Main Albums (14), Compilations (2)