Sunday, March 13, 2016

Nat Adderley - Little Big Horn !

This lesser-known set by Nat Adderley (reissued on CD in the Original Jazz Classics in 1999) teams the likable cornetist with either Jim Hall or Kenny Burrell on guitar and the Junior Mance Trio (which consists of pianist Mance, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Mickey Roker). Nat wrote all eight selections and, even though none would catch on (a la "Work Song"), several of the numbers are quite memorable and are deserving of revival. "Loneliness" sounds properly desolate, "Roses for Your Pillow" is a superior ballad and most of the other songs are filled with joy, including "El Chico," "Half-Time" and "Broadway Lady." A fine obscurity recorded at a time when Nat was one of the stars of his brother Cannonball Adderley's Sextet.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Nat Adderley
Little Big Horn !
(aka Natural Soul)


1 El Chico  6:42
2 Foo Foo  4:11
3 Loneliness  4:14
4 Little Big Horn !  5:20
5 Half-Time  4:48
6 Broadway Lady  4:19
7 Roses for Your Pillow  5:11
8 Hustle With Russell  4:20

All Compositions by Nat Adderley


Nat Adderley - crt
Kenny Burrell - g [# 2, 3, 4 & 8]
Jim Hall - g [# 1, 5-7]
Junior Mance - p
Bob Cranshaw - b
Mickey Roker - dr

Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City ; September 23 [# 2, 3, 4 & 8] & October 4, 1963 [other selections]


Blue Eyes said...

Wow! Thank you very much Melanchthon for this great album ! I <3 it !

jazzlover said...

Thank you Mel for share this nice line up !

hulaboy said...

Anything with Jim Hall is worth hearing. Mahalo, Mel!

Anonymous said...

Thank U Very Much

Anonymous said...

Great music. Thanks.

rowgatien said...

Thank you for this Adderley, your perseverance and dedication.

jose juan said...

Al fin pude conseguirlo después de buscarlo 2 años, muchas gracias.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you for these Adderley records!

woolfnotes said...

Another little gem from the over-looked Adderley brother. Jim Hall is burning on this one, Burrell sounds great too.

Baron said...

Thanks for the Nat Mel ... Baron

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

I lost this album four years ago. Thanks so much for reup it

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Historicus said...

Thanks a lot!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi, as always...Thanks a lot

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

It's really a very nice album.
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Starchild said...

Many thanks melanchthon!