"Two of a Mind" Bill Mays and Red Mitchell

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"Two of a Mind" Bill Mays and Red Mitchell


Re-Released September 2012

Keith Moore Mitchell, called “Red” was born in New York City on September 20, 1927. His untimely death on November 8, 1992 has left a hole in the music world but fortunately his music will forever be around thanks in part to the digital world we now live in.Multi-faceted Renaissance man, he was a composer, lyricist, musician and poet who performed with the who’s who over his career: Mundell Lowe, Woody Herman, Gerry Mulligan, Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, and Billie Holiday to name a few. He had moved to Stockholm in 1968 and performed with Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Hank Jones, Phil Woods, and others. He liked the collaboration that existed in duos.

Like “Red”, Bill Mays has either performed with and/or recorded with the who’s who throughout the jazz and pop genres, that has included Gerry Mulligan, Frank Zappa, Buddy Collette, Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Tom Scott, and rock-and-roll at the Whiskey A-Go-Go. Together, these two giants have recorded one of their best albums, as expressed by Fanfare, Music Connection, Turntable, Keyboard Magazine, Billboard, Op Magazine and Cadence. This acoustically collaborated duo album consists of standards like “Laura” and “Waltz New”.  A perfect blend of two outstanding musicians.  Recorded during the same time when the two of them where working together at Bradley's in New York in the ‘80s.



1. Willow Weep For Me 8:33

2. Waltz Bew 7:14

3. Well, You Needn't 6:25

4. Laura 8:35

5. All Blues 8:55

6. Embraceable You 6:33


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