Red Mitchell

Red Mitchell, 1927-1992, was a talented bassist who was always in great demand. This photo was taken in a bass shop in Los Angeles in 1982. I first met Red at Chuck Israels' New York apartment around 1980. He had just returned from Sweden after a long absence from the U.S. jazz scene. From that meeting until his passing in 1992, Red was a constant source of inspiration and encouragement. His sense of melody will remain the standard for which I strive.

Red Mitchell
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All content and music copyright 1999 Jim Ferguson

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