Album artwork for Blacks and Blues by Bobbi Humphrey

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey found wide success with Blacks and Blues (1973), her breakout third album for Blue Note, working with the Mizell Brothers (who had recently hooked up with Donald Byrd to produce the trumpeter’s landmark album Black Byrd) to create a jazz-funk classic for the ages featuring the standout track “Harlem River Drive.” Humphrey’s alluring flute and breezy vocals paired with Larry Mizell’s compelling R&B jazz fusion compositions and production proved a winning combination.

This is a jazz-funk classic that helped make her a sensation at Montreux. If it sounds a lot like Donald Byrd's post-Black Byrd output, it's no accident; brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell have their fingerprints all over the album, and as on their work with Byrd, Larry handles all the composing and most of the arranging and production duties.

Bobbi Humphrey

Blacks and Blues

Blue Note
Album artwork for Blacks and Blues by Bobbi Humphrey
LP

$32.99

180 Gram Vinyl

Released 07/12/2019Catalog Number

7752697

Album artwork for Blacks and Blues by Bobbi Humphrey
CD

$9.99

Released 01/13/2015Catalog Number

985422A

Bobbi Humphrey

Blacks and Blues

Blue Note
Album artwork for Blacks and Blues by Bobbi Humphrey
LP

$32.99

180 Gram Vinyl

Released 07/12/2019Catalog Number

7752697

Album artwork for Blacks and Blues by Bobbi Humphrey
CD

$9.99

Released 01/13/2015Catalog Number

985422A

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey found wide success with Blacks and Blues (1973), her breakout third album for Blue Note, working with the Mizell Brothers (who had recently hooked up with Donald Byrd to produce the trumpeter’s landmark album Black Byrd) to create a jazz-funk classic for the ages featuring the standout track “Harlem River Drive.” Humphrey’s alluring flute and breezy vocals paired with Larry Mizell’s compelling R&B jazz fusion compositions and production proved a winning combination.

This is a jazz-funk classic that helped make her a sensation at Montreux. If it sounds a lot like Donald Byrd's post-Black Byrd output, it's no accident; brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell have their fingerprints all over the album, and as on their work with Byrd, Larry handles all the composing and most of the arranging and production duties.