The Very Best of Cannonball Adderley

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Cannonball Adderley was a fluid but explosive alto saxophonist with a driving, shotgun style derived from Charlie Parker, but with added-in elements of jump blues, gospel, and country, until Adderley arrived at a wonderful signature sound that bridged hard bop and what would come to be called soul-jazz. His recording career was woefully brief, less than 20 years, from 1958 to 1975 -- the year Adderley died of a heart attack at the age of 46. This tight set, drawn from LPs released originally by the Riverside and Fantasy record labels, provides a warm and loose sketch of Adderley's recorded legacy, from 1958's "Things Are Getting Better," which features vibes maestro Milt ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Cannonball Adderley was a fluid but explosive alto saxophonist with a driving, shotgun style derived from Charlie Parker, but with added-in elements of jump blues, gospel, and country, until Adderley arrived at a wonderful signature sound that bridged hard bop and what would come to be called soul-jazz. His recording career was woefully brief, less than 20 years, from 1958 to 1975 -- the year Adderley died of a heart attack at the age of 46. This tight set, drawn from LPs released originally by the Riverside and Fantasy record labels, provides a warm and loose sketch of Adderley's recorded legacy, from 1958's "Things Are Getting Better," which features vibes maestro Milt Jackson, to 1975's "Jive Samba," which features Adderley's ever-present brother Nat Adderley on cornet. Adderley was a former schoolteacher, and his live shows were often like fascinating little lectures on music and jazz, and when he played, well, that was when he really started talking. That his recorded catalog is smaller than it should have been is a shame, but that it is so rich, joyous, and driving makes it a treasure. This set hints at why.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2012
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 888072337596
  • Catalog Number: 33759
  • Sales rank: 192,080

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Little Taste - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (4:39)
  2. 2 Things Are Getting Better - Milt Jackson (7:13)
  3. 3 This Here - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (11:31)
  4. 4 Know What I Mean? - Bill Evans (4:56)
  5. 5 Something Different - Cannonball Adderley & His Orchestra (3:04)
  6. 6 Winetone - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (7:00)
  7. 7 Dizzy's Business - Cannonball Adderley Sextet (7:01)
  8. 8 Work Song - Cannonball Adderley Sextet (9:09)
  9. 9 Jive Samba (5:25)
  10. 10 Inside Straight - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cannonball Adderley Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ray Barretto Conga
Nat Adderley Cornet
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
George Duke Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano
Bill Evans Piano
Victor Feldman Vibes
Hal Galper Electric Piano
Louis Hayes Drums
Milt Jackson Vibes
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Sam Jones Bass
Wynton Kelly Piano
Blue Mitchell Trumpet
Oliver Nelson Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Timmons Piano
King Errisson Percussion
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Nick Travis Trumpet
Connie Kay Drums
Percy Heath Bass
Walter Booker Bass
Airto Moreira Percussion
Yusef Lateef Tenor Saxophone
Joe Zawinul Piano
Art Blakey Drums
Don Butterfield Tuba
Clark Terry Trumpet
George Dorsey Flute, Alto Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins Conductor
Roy McCurdy Drums
Charlie Persip Drums
Arthur Clarke Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Cannonball Adderley Producer
Nat Adderley Composer, Producer
Bill Evans Composer
Wynton Kelly Composer
Chuck Mangione Composer
Bobby Timmons Composer
Greg Allen Art Direction
Ernie Wilkins Arranger, Composer
Orrin Keepnews Producer
D. Veronica Langdon Composer
Ashley Kahn Liner Notes
Joe Tarrantino Mastering
Julian Adderley Composer
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