by Cannonball Adderley


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Adderley's next-to-last recording (cut just four months before he died of a stroke at age 46) was ironically a retrospective of his career. While his then-current group (with cornetist Nat Adderley, keyboardist Mike Wolff, bassist Walter Booker, and drummer Roy McCurdy) was featured on half of this two-LP set (highlighted by "Stars Fell on Alabama," "74 Miles Away," and a medley of "Walk Tall" and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"), on the remainder of this two-fer the Adderleys welcome back several alumni (keyboardist George Duke, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes) for new versions of "High Fly," "Work Song," "Sack O'Woe," "Jive Samba," "This Here," and "The Sidewalks of New York." A recommended set with plenty of excellent music, it serves as a fine overview of Cannonball Adderley's career.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/1999
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218790420
catalogNumber: 79004
Rank: 50067

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Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
George Duke   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Walter Booker   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Conga
Michael Wolff   Keyboards
Roy McCurdy   Drums

Technical Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Producer
Nat Adderley   Composer,Producer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Queen Esther Marrow   Composer
Jim Stern   Engineer
Dan Ouellette   Liner Notes
Jim Rein   Composer

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