Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kenny Clarke & Julian Adderley

Savoy Jazz reissues are always unpredictable and this CD by Cannonball Adderley is no exception. This music has appeared on earlier CDs, including Discoveries and The Summer of '55, though the ever-changing total times for each track and mysteriously switching take-numbers make one wonder whether or not to keep earlier editions. In any case, valuable music by Cannonball and brother Nat Adderley (on cornet) is present, including a strong cover of Oscar Pettiford's "Bohemia After Dark," a barely disguised reworking of "Sweet Georgia Brown" ("With Apologies to Oscar") and the leader's catchy "Caribbean Cutie." The Adderley brothers, who were making their major league jazz debut in the studio, hit one out of the park with their potent performances. The supporting cast is a good one, with Donald Byrd, Kenny Clarke, Jerome Richardson, Paul Chambers and either Horace Silver or Hank Jones on piano. If one does not already own the double-disc set The Summer of '55, this CD can be considered essential for any bop fan.
Ken Dryden

Source :

Kenny Clarke
"Cannonball" Adderley
Bohemia After Dark


1 Bohemia After Dark (Pettiford)  6:05
2 Chasm (Adderley, Adderley)  4:22
3 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)  6:22
4 Late Entry (Adderley, Adderley)  3:15
5 Hear Me Talkin' to Ya (Adderley, Adderley)  9:12
6 With Apologies to Oscar (Adderley, Adderley)  5:43
7 We'll Be Together Again (Fischer, Laine)  6:56
8 Caribbean Cutie [alternate take/*] (Adderley)  5:16


[# 1-6] Kenny Clarke Featuring Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
Nat Adderley - crt
Donald Byrd - tp
Jerome Richardson - fl & ts
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - as
Horace Silver - p
Paul Chambers - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded at Beltone Studios, New York City ; June 28, 1955
[# 7 & 8] Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
Nat Adderley - crt
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - as
Hank Jones - p
Paul Chambers - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; July 14, 1955


ryanb said...

please post link for this! thanks!

Farlac said...

Thanks for your great blog. Looking forward to Kenny Clarke & Julian "Cannonball" Adderley -
Bohemia After Dark being posted, too :)

Philo said...

They did a great job remastering this music. The sound quality is terrific.

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel. Haven't listened to this in some time.

reindeer man said...

Thanks for this. Looking forward to listening.

Melanchthon said...

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reincidente said...

Gracias. Siempre gracias.