Chicago born Tyler MITCHELL studied the bass with Donald Raphael Garrett (Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Roland Kirk) and Malachi Favors (Art Ensemble of Chicago). He played with Von Freeman before moving to NY in 1984.
1985/86 He joins Sun Ra Arkestra with which he play and tours Europe & Japan and records two albums.
Part of the 'Steve Grossman Trio' with Art Taylor touring Europe in 1987 and recording.
In 1988/89 he is one of the 'Art Taylor's Wailer's' also recording live at the Vanguard with Jacky Terrasson.
He joins Jon Hendricks' European Tour in 1990 and records Feddie the Feeloader with Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis.
1992 Plays with Shirley Horn recording 'Light out of Darkness'.
1997 plays with Rashied Ali, Billy Bang, Jason Lindner, Frank Lowe, Larry Goldings.
2000 Tyler Mitchell moves to Mexico where he meets and plays with many musicians such as Cuban pianist Gabriel Hernandez , guitarist Ken Basman, Pere Soto, trumpeter Jason Palmer, drummers Hernan Hecht, Giovanni Figueroa, Francisco Mela, Alex Kautz, Codaryl Moffett.
He performs with 'The Tyler Mitchell Trio' since 2003, featuring Gabriel Hernandez and Alex Kautz.
2005 Tyler Mitchell Quintet with Gabriel Hernandez.
In 2008 he starts 'The TamoTyler Experience' a psychedelic jazz band with singer-performer TaMo TuMa, Ken Basman, Hernan Hecht.
Sun Ra Arkestra 'Reflections in Blue' 1987, 'Hours After' 1989 (Soulnote Black Saint Records).
Steve Grossman Trio 'Bouncing with Mr.A.T.' 1989 (Dreyfus Records Italy).
Jon Hendricks 'Freddie The Freeloader' 1990 (Denon).
Art Taylor 'Mister A.T.' 1991 (ENJA) & 'Wailing at the Vanguard' 1992(Polygram).
Shirley Horn 'Light Out of Darkness' 1992.
Tyler Mitchell 'Tribute to Art' 1993.
Jessie Davis 'Horn of Passion' 1995 (Concord Records).
Billy Bang/Frank Lowe 2000.
Tyler Mitchell Trio 'Taj's Theme' Live in Mexico 2002.
Tyler Mitchell 'The Jungle' 2004.
Gabriel Hernandez 'On the Trail' with Ken Basman, Codaryl Moffett 2006.
TaMoTyleR Experience with TaMo TuMa, Ken Basman, Hernan Hecht tbr.
Tyler Mitchell Quintet "Live at Smalls" 2012
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