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Cannonball Plays Zawinul
     

Cannonball Plays Zawinul

by Cannonball Adderley Quintet
 
Cannonball Plays Zawinul represents the exquisite fruits of the musical relationship between saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist/composer Joe Zawinul. Recorded between 1961 and 1971, all cuts were either written or co-written by Zawinul, and, except for one piece ("Dr. Honorus Causa"), he also serves as part of the various combos. All of the work here

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Cannonball Plays Zawinul represents the exquisite fruits of the musical relationship between saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist/composer Joe Zawinul. Recorded between 1961 and 1971, all cuts were either written or co-written by Zawinul, and, except for one piece ("Dr. Honorus Causa"), he also serves as part of the various combos. All of the work here remains loose but nonetheless retains a sparkling intensity. The longer cuts, in particular, show a group of musicians searching out the free parameters of post-bop without ever drifting off into space. Both "74 Miles Away" and "Money in the Pocket," 14 and ten minutes respectively, maintain strong central themes, filled with rhythm and melody, while allowing Adderley, Zawinul, drummer Roy McCurdy, bassist Victor Gaskin, and cornetist Nat Adderley lots of elasticity to develop their ideas. While most of these pieces were recorded in the mid-'60s and provide the album with a certain unity, a wide aesthetic gap exists between 1961's straightforward "One Man's Dream" and 1971's adventurous "Dr. Honorus Causa." So in one way, Cannonball Plays Zawinul provides a portrait of two artists who kept reaching beyond the obvious to find their muse. The album is an adventurous and thrilling document, sure to please fans of both players and anyone who enjoys challenging post-bop.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0724359706924
catalogNumber:
97069
Rank:
122804

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley Quintet   Primary Artist
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Richard Davis   Bass
George Duke   Electric Piano
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Oliver Nelson   Conductor
Grady Tate   Drums
Walter Booker   Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Joe Zawinul   Piano,Electric Piano,fender rhodes
H.B. Barnum   Conductor
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Roy McCurdy   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Oliver Nelson   Orchestral Arrangements
Joe Zawinul   Composer
H.B. Barnum   Orchestral Arrangements
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo
Patrick Roques   Art Direction

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