Definitive Cannonball Adderley CD (2002)

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Label Blue Note
SKU 60568776
UPC 724354004025
UPC 14 00724354004025
Format CD
Release Date 9/24/2002
Author Cannonball Adderley
Associated Artist/Work Adderley Brothers
Associated Artist/Work Adderley, Julian "Cannonball"
Artist Influence Benny Carter (Sax)
Artist Influence Charlie Parker (Sax)
Artist Influence Count Basie
Artist Influence Dizzy Gillespie
Artist Influence Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
Artist Influence John Coltrane
Artist Influence Lester Young (Saxophone)
Artist Influence Lou Donaldson
Artist Influence Louis Armstrong
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Ornette Coleman
Artist Influence Sonny Stitt
Artist Contemporary Art Blakey
Artist Contemporary Art Pepper
Artist Contemporary Barry Harris (Piano)
Artist Contemporary Bill Evans (Piano)
Artist Contemporary Bobby Timmons
Artist Contemporary Bobby Watson (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Charles McPherson
Artist Contemporary Eddie Harris
Artist Contemporary Freddie Hubbard
Artist Contemporary Gene Ammons
Artist Contemporary George Duke
Artist Contemporary Grant Green
Artist Contemporary Hank Mobley
Artist Contemporary Herbie Mann
Artist Contemporary Horace Silver
Artist Contemporary Ike Quebec
Artist Contemporary Jackie McLean
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Forrest
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Smith (Organ)
Artist Contemporary Joe Henderson
Artist Contemporary Joe Zawinul
Artist Contemporary John Coltrane
Artist Contemporary Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Artist Contemporary Kenny Burrell
Artist Contemporary Kenny Dorham
Artist Contemporary Lee Morgan
Artist Contemporary Lou Donaldson
Artist Contemporary Mike Smith (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Miles Davis
Artist Contemporary Nat Adderley
Artist Contemporary Oscar Pettiford
Artist Contemporary Pepper Adams
Artist Contemporary Phil Woods
Artist Contemporary Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Artist Contemporary Richie Cole (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Sam Jones
Artist Contemporary Sonny Clark
Artist Contemporary Stanley Turrentine
Artist Contemporary Thad Jones
Artist Contemporary Tommy Flanagan
Artist Contemporary Walter Booker
Artist Contemporary Wayne Shorter
Artist Contemporary Yusef Lateef
Artist Follower Arthur Blythe
Artist Follower Charles Lloyd
Artist Follower Chuck Mangione
Artist Follower Greg Osby
Artist Follower Grover Washington, Jr.
Artist Follower Herbie Hancock
Artist Follower Jesse Davis (Sax)
Artist Follower John Handy
Artist Follower Kenny Garrett
Artist Follower Maceo Parker
Artist Follower Phil Woods
Artist Follower Sonny Fortune
Artist Follower Steve Coleman (Sax)
Artist Follower The Crusaders
Artist Follower Willie Bobo
Technical Info
CatalogID 40040
Lable Name Blue Note (Label)
Released 09/24/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724354004025
Musical Guests
Miles Davis
Hank Jones
Gil Evans
Art Blakey
Victor Feldman
Yusef Lateef
Joe Zawinul
George Duke
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (soprano & alto saxophone); Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute); John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Miles Davis, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Emmet Berry (trumpet); Nat Adderley (cornet); Julius Watkins (French horn); Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (trombone); Harvey Philips Tuba); Alvin Battiste (clarinet);
Jerry Sanfino (reeds); Joe Zawinul (piano, electric piano); Junior Mance, Hank Jones, Bill Evans, Victor Feldman (piano); George Duke (electric piano);
Chuck Wayne, Barry Galbraith, Mike Deasy (electric guitar); Sam Jones, Paul Chambers, Milt Hinton, Victor Gaskin, Walter Booker (bass); Jimmy Cobb, Art Blakey, Louis Hayes, Roy McCurdy (drums); Airto Moreira, Buck Clarke (percussion).
Producers include: Bob Shand, Alfred Lion, Richard Bock, Jack Tracy, Orrin Keepnews.
Compilation producers: Michael Cuscuna, Mantis Evar, Bryan Koniarz.
Recorded between February 1957 & August 1971. Includes liner notes by Peter Keepnews.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Blue Note Records "The Definitive" series.
Cannonball Adderley was just too varied and restless a performer for a single-disc compilation to truly earn the title THE DEFINITIVE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY, but this 2002 collection does a better job than any previous one-disc anthology. Moving in chronological order, the 10-track set begins with Adderley's post-bop period, when the saxophonist had just struck out on his own as a leader after working with the likes of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, both of whom make guest appearances. By the time of 1960's "Sack O' Woe," however, Adderley's trademark soul-jazz sound is nearing full development, and the rest of the disc is a neatly concise primer of the rise and fall of that particular jazz sub-genre, highlighted by a 1962 live take on Adderley fave "The Jive Samba" and the definitive version of Joe Zawinul's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy." For the casual fan, THE DEFINITIVE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY is an excellent starting point.
Artist Overview
Cannonball Adderley's blues-soaked tone and swinging delivery on alto sax stood out immediately when he arrived in New York in 1955. He joined the Miles Davis Quintet a few years later and appeared on the seminal KIND OF BLUE album. While many were searching for new forms during the '60s, Adderley, in a quintet with his brother Nat, stuck wholeheartedly to a gospel-tinged soul-blues style. The group's hits, such as 1967's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," pushed jazz closer to rock without compromising the music's spirit, a trend Adderley would carry on through the fusion-drenched '70s.
Disc 1
1 Lover Man
2 One For Daddy-O
3 King Porter Stomp
4 Jump For Joy
5 Limehouse Blues
6 Sack 'O Woe
7 Jive Samba, The
8 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
9 Country Preacher
10 Chocolate Nuisance, The

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