The George Shearing/Cannonball Adderly Quintets at Newport

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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Though each works his magic in a five-piece setting, these two jazz giants highlight the differences in their approaches on these live tracks. The aggressive flair of Nat Adderley's trumpet and the churchy element injected in the solos and background fills by pianist Junior Mance complement the saxophonist's constricted tone and urgent, soulful phrasing. In contrast, Shearing's group breezes rather than burns, with occasional moments, such as the merger of "It Never Entered My Mind" and a Satie motif, that feel oddly quaint, if not downright precious. When the Adderley brothers sit in on "Soul Station," however, the two styles lock together, and it becomes a joy as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Though each works his magic in a five-piece setting, these two jazz giants highlight the differences in their approaches on these live tracks. The aggressive flair of Nat Adderley's trumpet and the churchy element injected in the solos and background fills by pianist Junior Mance complement the saxophonist's constricted tone and urgent, soulful phrasing. In contrast, Shearing's group breezes rather than burns, with occasional moments, such as the merger of "It Never Entered My Mind" and a Satie motif, that feel oddly quaint, if not downright precious. When the Adderley brothers sit in on "Soul Station," however, the two styles lock together, and it becomes a joy as Shearing's buoyant rhythm and dense harmonies feed their choruses. Hearing him lapse into an early version of jazz montuño on the last two tracks is a more subdued delight. Moments like these, when artists kicked back and blew for the sheer fun of it, linger longest in memories of Newport and other jazz summits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/2002
  • Label: Pablo
  • UPC: 025218531528
  • Catalog Number: 5315
  • Sales rank: 117,296

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wee Dot (8:04)
  2. 2 A Foggy Day (6:56)
  3. 3 Sermonette (4:38)
  4. 4 Sam's Tune (8:33)
  5. 5 Hurricane Connie (4:40)
  6. 6 Pawn Ticket (6:04)
  7. 7 It Never Entered My Mind (4:37)
  8. 8 There Will Never Be Another You (4:26)
  9. 9 Soul Station (10:41)
  10. 10 Old Devil Moon (6:42)
  11. 11 Nothin' But D. Best (6:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Shearing Primary Artist, Piano
Cannonball Adderley Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley Trumpet
Sam Jones Bass
Armando Peraza Conga
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Al McKibbon Bass
Percy Brice Drums
Junior Mance Piano
Emil Richards Percussion, Vibes
Toots Thielemans Guitar
Technical Credits
Norman Granz Producer
Kirk Felton Mastering
David Luke Digital Editing
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Ted Panken Liner Notes
Eric Miller Producer
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