by C. Michael Bailey
George Mitchell is known most notably as keyboard expert for Diana Ross. He has also performed and recorded with Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, and Philly Joe Jones. His new release on OA2 Records is a mainstream affair that swings from beginning to end. The recording places the rhythm section in front, Chris Lee’s deft cymbal work and Scott Sneed’s just-shy-of-the-beat bass tether both on an even footing with Mitchell’s crispy clean melody lines.
On the opener, Inspiration," the ...read more