Saturday, July 23, 2016

Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago

One of the great alto saxophonists, Cannonball Adderley had an exuberant and happy sound that communicated immediately to listeners. His intelligent presentation of his music (often explaining what he and his musicians were going to play) helped make him one of the most popular of all jazzmen.
Adderley already had an established career as a high school band director in Florida when, during a 1955 visit to New York, he was persuaded to sit in with Oscar Pettiford's group at the Cafe Bohemia. His playing created such a sensation that he was soon signed to Savoy and persuaded to play jazz full-time in New York. With his younger brother, cornetist Nat, Cannonball formed a quintet that struggled until its breakup in 1957. Adderley then joined Miles Davis, forming part of his super sextet with John Coltrane and participating on such classic recordings as Milestones and Kind of Blue. Adderley's second attempt to form a quintet with his brother was much more successful for, in 1959, with pianist Bobby Timmons, he had a hit recording of "This Here." From then on, Cannonball always was able to work steadily with his band.
During its Riverside years (1959-1963), the Adderley Quintet primarily played soulful renditions of hard bop and Cannonball really excelled in the straight-ahead settings. During 1962-1963, Yusef Lateef made the group a sextet and pianist Joe Zawinul was an important new member. The collapse of Riverside resulted in Adderley signing with Capitol and his recordings became gradually more commercial. Charles Lloyd was in Lateef's place for a year (with less success) and then with his departure the group went back to being a quintet. Zawinul's 1966 composition "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" was a huge hit for the group, Adderley started doubling on soprano, and the quintet's later recordings emphasized long melody statements, funky rhythms, and electronics. However, during his last year, Cannonball Adderley was revisiting the past a bit and on Phenix he recorded new versions of many of his earlier numbers. But before he could evolve his music any further, Cannonball Adderley died suddenly from a stroke.
Scott Yanow

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Julian "Cannonball"
In Chicago


1 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  4:40
2 Stars Fell on Alabama (Parish, Perkins)  6:14
3 Wabash (Adderley)  5:46
4 Grand Central (Coltrane)  4:33
5 You're a Weaver of Dreams (Elliott, Young)  5:34
6 The Sleeper (Coltrane)  7:12


Cannonball Adderley - as
John Coltrane - ts
Wynton Kelly - p
Paul Chambers - b
Jimmy Cobb - dr

Recorded at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago ; February 3, 1959

This exciting session consists of the 1959 edition of The Miles Davis Sextet minus its leader, though it was later reissued as Cannonball & Coltrane, as there was evidence that both men had considerable input into the date. A brisk "Limehouse Blues" features great exchanges between the saxophonists, while Adderley's soulful "Wabash" is more easygoing. This newly remastered CD is a distinct improvement over the earlier retitled reissue.
Ken Dryden

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CrunchyFrog said...

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mohet said...

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jose arboleda said...

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estravagario said...

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AmyBRAINS said...

Great album Melanchthon!
Many thanks.

David said...

Thank you. Excellent find.

Terry said...

I have this but your sound quality much superior. Thank you.

Pepin said...

Perdon por mi torpeza. pero me pide una contraseña para descomprimir y no la encuentro por ninguna parte. Gracias.

Melanchthon said...

John Pickworth said...

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Anonymous said...

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Fred Archtop said...

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

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deGallo said...

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Mike said...

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Comment Blue said...

I have this already, but what a great album. Stars fell on Alabama is heavenly.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!

Starchild said...

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Dr. Clysmok said...

I had never heard of this LP before tonight, and I can't tell you how excited I am to hear it. Thanks!

Jazzsoulman said...

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