Concert Vault

Cannonball Adderley Playlist

By: Bill Milkowski

14 songs / 58:49

  1. 1 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Song Introduction by Cannonball Adderley 00:20
  2. 2 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Del Sasser 09:05
  3. 3 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Song Introduction 01:19
  4. 4 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Work Song 06:43
  5. 5 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Song Introduction 00:21
  6. 6 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Stay On It 07:37
  7. 7 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Band Intro / Phases 08:28
  8. 8 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Band Intro 00:39
  9. 9 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Song Intro / Country Preacher 00:51
  10. 10 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Country Preacher 04:11
  11. 11 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Song Intro 00:35
  12. 12 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Five of a Kind 05:54
  13. 13 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 03:06
  14. 14 Cannonball Adderley Quintet / Oh Babe! 09:40
Description
This Cannonball Adderley playlist features the great alto saxophonist leading his quintet in two concerts separated by 15 years. On his 1960 appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, coming a year after his appearance on Miles Davis’ 1959 masterpiece, Kind of Blue, he is joined by his younger cornet-playing brother Nat, Detroit bop pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Haynes on Jones’"Del Sasser," Nat’s soulful “Work Song” and Tad Dameron’s “Stay On It.” The 1975 set has Cannonball channeling a different muse on the seminal fusion piece “Phases” while also paying tribute to Rev. Jesse Jackson on “Country Preacher” and covering Joe Zawinul’s anthemic “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” They hit an uptempo swing groove on Nat’s “Five of a Kind,” which has Cannonball in Bird-like mode, then dip into a slow blues on “Oh Babe!” And they conclude their set with the hard bop number, “The Scene.” Sadly, Cannonball passed away one month after this July 6, 1975 concert.
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This Cannonball Adderley playlist features the great alto saxophonist leading his quintet in two concerts separated by 15 years. On his 1960 appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, coming a year after his appearance on Miles Davis’ 1959 masterpiece, Kind of Blue, he is joined by his younger cornet-playing brother Nat, Detroit bop pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Haynes on Jones’"Del Sasser," Nat’s soulful “Work Song” and Tad Dameron’s “Stay On It.” The 1975 set has Cannonball channeling a different muse on the seminal fusion piece “Phases” while also paying tribute to Rev. Jesse Jackson on “Country Preacher” and covering Joe Zawinul’s anthemic “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” They hit an uptempo swing groove on Nat’s “Five of a Kind,” which has Cannonball in Bird-like mode, then dip into a slow blues on “Oh Babe!” And they conclude their set with the hard bop number, “The Scene.” Sadly, Cannonball passed away one month after this July 6, 1975 concert.