Thursday, June 21, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Cannonball Adderley
Album:Ultimate Cannonball Adderley
Alto sax legend Cannonball Adderley is better known for his Capitol recordings of the 60s. This Ultimate comp covers recordings made before he went to Capitol. It's actually part of a series of comps released by Verve where the music is selected by a great musician who is a fan too. In this case, the selecter is longtime Adderley pianist Joe Zawinul. And no, he's not on any of these recordings. They were made before he joined the band. I know what you're thinking. Adderley never recorded for Verve. That's true but he did record for Mercury's EmArcy label and those recordings are now part of the Verve catalog. Wabash is a classic Adderley composition from the 1959 album Cannonball And Coltrane. This is the 1959 Miles Davis Sextet minus Miles. So it's Adderley, Coltrane, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. This comp is excellent and in fact the whole Ultimate series should be on your shopping list. Here's Cannonball Adderley performing his classic Work Song on Jazz Scene USA in 1963.