When Horace Silver disbanded his quintet of six years in 1964, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook and Gene Taylor decided to stay together and form the nucleus of the Blue Mitchell Quintet. The band took shape that summer with newcomers Chick Corea and Al Foster. Mitchell has learned wellfrom his former employer; for this debut album he kept the emphasis on consummahe ultra hip groove of the title tune to the now classic "Footprints," this is among the best.
Wayne Shorter: Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Hancock: Piano; Reggie Workman: Bass; Joe Chambers: Drums