Label: EmArcy - EJL 1261 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
Recorded in N. June 8, June 16June 18Julian "Cannonball" Adderley fired his first shot, a salvo heard throughout the entire world of jazz, when his initial album MG was released less than a year ago.
Soon after, he was featured in a quintet session under the leadership of his brother, Naton the Wing label; more recently, "Cannonball" was featured with a string ensemble, arranged and conducted by Richard Hayman, in an impressive set of performances on standard tunes, MG These albums, further implemented by guest appearances with Sarah Vaughan Casa De Marcel - Julian Cannonball Adderley* - In The Land Of Hi-Fi other visitors to the Land of Hi Fi, succeeded in their objective of establishing "Cannonball' as a major new jazz talent.
With the present excursion of the Adderley brothers and their cohorts to the Land of Hi Fi, "Cannonball" returns approximately to the same format and setting featured on Casa De Marcel - Julian Cannonball Adderley* - In The Land Of Hi-Fi first album. Ernie Wilkins served as conductor and arranger. Like Quincy Jones, who was the musical director on the first Adderley session, Ernie recently returned from a tour of the Middle East, during which he played in the all-star band sponsored by the State Department and led by Dizzy Gillespie.
On returning home, he put down the saxophone, picked up the pen and went promptly to work on this album, recorded in June, with the following participants: Nat Adderley, cornet; Ernie Royal, trumpet; "Cannonball" Adderley, alto sax; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax and flute; Danny Bank, baritone Sax; Jimmy Cleveland and Bobby Byrne, trombones; Junior Mance, piano; Charlie "Specs" Wright, drums; Keeter Betts, bass.
Most of the tunes heard on these sides had never been recorded before. Mance, is a slightly old-timey theme with a pleasant beat and excellent work by Mance and both Adderleys, "Between the Devil and the Deep Blues Sea" is a Harold Arlen song ofin which Jimmy Cleveland's chorus is startling in its technique and dazzling in style, a match for the brilliant fluency of "Cannonball" himself, some of whose finest alto work is heard here. It's a slow, funky blues with more wonderful work by Mance Get Down - Lin Rountree - Serendipitous "Cannonball".
This tune supposedly is the Basin Street club's answer to "Lullaby of Birdland", New Summertime Lies - The Four Preps - Collectors Series Basin Street, we need hardly add, is not a street at all, but a bistro located on 51st Street just off Broadway.
The meaning of the title is wrapped in mystery; Specs was out of town as these notes went to press, so we were unable to confirm the rumor that it was dedicated to Norman Vincent Peale. The set closes with "I Don't Care", a minor-key original by Ray Bryant, a young Philadelphia pianist In addition to "Cannonball's" remarkable work here, there is some fine flute by Jerome Richardson, in both solo and ensemble capacity.
Jerome Richardson, in both solo and ensemble capacity. Jerome is one of the few men who can make a growl convincingly; those who remember the late, great Esy Morales will know what we mean. To sum up, this is a lively, swinging session of unpretentious modern jazz that will serve further to consolidate "Cannonball's' reputation as one of the big guns in contemporary music.
About Site. June 8, June 16June 18 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley fired his first shot, a salvo heard throughout the entire world of jazz, when his initial album MG was released less than a year ago.