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Ballads
     

Ballads

by Cannonball Adderley
 
Ballads is a lovely collection of Cannonball Adderley's work on Blue Note from the late '50s to the mid-'60s. Since the nine selections have been taken from nine different albums, the personnel varies widely. The overall mood and approach, however, remain uniform. On "Now I Have Everything" flutist Charles Lloyd, pianist

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Ballads is a lovely collection of Cannonball Adderley's work on Blue Note from the late '50s to the mid-'60s. Since the nine selections have been taken from nine different albums, the personnel varies widely. The overall mood and approach, however, remain uniform. On "Now I Have Everything" flutist Charles Lloyd, pianist Joe Zawinul, and cornet player Nat Adderley join in for a short, impressionistic lullaby; on "Easy Living" pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes lend their talents to a soulful take on a favorite standard. Adderley's alto paints in broad, expressionistic colors, wringing just a little more feeling from each note of "I Worship You" and "I Can't Get Started." The mood of pieces like "Dancing in the Dark" reminds one of a rainy night in a film noir classic, with the lights reflecting against the wet city streets at three a.m. The last cut, the 15-minute "The Song My Lady Sings," caps off 55 minutes of quiet, reflective jazz. This low-key exit quietly ebbs and flows as the band fills it with atmosphere to spare. For the unfamiliar, Ballads will serve as relaxed introduction into Adderley's stunning work; for all others, Ballads will serve as the perfect disc for late-night listening.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2002
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724353756321
catalogNumber:
5375632

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Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Sergio Mendes   Piano
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Barry Harris   Piano
Louis Hayes   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Sam Jones   Bass
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Charles Lloyd   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Paulo Moura   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Joe Zawinul   Piano
Octavio Bailly   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Roy McCurdy   Drums
Pedro Paulo   Trumpet
Dom Um Romão   Drums

Technical Credits

Oliver Nelson   Orchestral Arrangements
David Axelrod   Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Tom Morgan   Producer
Andy Wiswell   Producer
Burton Yount   Art Direction

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