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Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: September 20, 1927

Keith Moore Mitchell (September 20, 1927, New York City - November 8, 1992, Salem, Oregon), better known as Red Mitchell, was an American jazz double-bassist, composer, lyricist, and poet.

Red was raised in New Jersey by a father who was an engineer and loved music, and a mother who loved poetry. His first instruments were piano, alto saxophone, and clarinet. Although Cornell University awarded an engineering scholarship to Mitchell, by 1947 he was in the US Army playing bass. The next year he was in a jazz trio in New York City.

Mitchell became known for performing and/or recording with Mundell Lowe, Chubby Jackson, Charlie Ventura, Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Gerry Mulligan, and, after joining the West Coast jazz scene in the early 1950s, with Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, Hampton Hawes, Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman, and others. He also worked as a bassist in the TV and film studios around Los Angeles, occasionally appearing on screen. Mitchell also appeared in documentaries about Tal Farlow, and Zoot Sims....
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Featured recording “Big Two”

Big Two

Storyville Records
2009
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    Big Two

    Storyville Records
    2009
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    Live at Port Townsend

    Challenge Records
    2006
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    The Red Barron Duo

    Continuum Records
    1988
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    The Mitchell-Marsh Big Two - Hot House

    Continuum Records
    1985
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    When I'm Singing

    Continuum Records
    1983
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    What I Am

    Continuum Records
    1979
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    Red Mitchell Meets Guido Manusardi

    Continuum Records
    1976
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