Get Those Elephants Out'a Here

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Get Those Elephants Out'a Here
Get Those Elephants Out'a Here.jpg
Studio album by
The Mitchells with guest artist André Previn
RecordedOctober 6, 1958
StudioNew York City
E 1012
ProducerLeonard Feather
Whitey Mitchell chronology
Whitey Mitchell Sextette
Get Those Elephants Out'a Here
Just in Time
Red Mitchell chronology
Presenting Red Mitchell
Get Those Elephants Out'a Here
Blue Mitchell chronology
Big 6
Get Those Elephants Out'a Here
Out of the Blue

Get Those Elephants Out'a Here is an album by “The Mitchells”: bassist Whitey Mitchell, his brother, bassist and pianist Red and trumpeter Blue Mitchell (no relation). Featuring pianist André Previn, it was recorded for the MetroJazz label in 1958.[1][2][3][4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [5]

The AllMusic review by Ken Dryden states: "Bassist Whitey Mitchell is the leader of this fascinating 1958 studio session, which features his better-known older brother, Red Mitchell, on piano and bass, trumpeter Blue Mitchell (no relation), pianist André Previn, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, trombonist Frank Rehak, and drummer Frank Capp. One of just two dates recorded as a leader by Whitey Mitchell prior to his early retirement from jazz, there are plenty of inspired moments on this date".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Red Mitchell, except where indicated.

  1. "Get Those Elephants Outa Here!" – 3:58
  2. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) – 5:23
  3. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) – 4:22
  4. "Moten Swing" (Bennie Moten Buster Moten) – 4:20
  5. "Monster Rally" (Whitey Mitchell) – 3:08
  6. "Three Cheers" – 7:15
  7. "Blues for Brian" (Whitey Mitchell) – 3:28
  8. "Fraternity" – 4:00



  1. ^ Whitey Mitchell Leader Entry, accessed March 6, 2018
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Blue Mitchell discography, accessed March 6, 2018
  3. ^ Both Sides Now: MetroJazz Album Discography, accessed March 6, 2018
  4. ^ Jazzlists: MetroJazz discography, accessed March 6, 2018
  5. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Get Those Elephants Out'a Here – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2018.