Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Cannonball Adderley Quintet (2018) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Cannonball Adderley Quintet (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:28 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD

This 1959 album captured a famous date indeed, with Cannonball and brother Nat leading the way through This Here among other tunes. Throughout the decade when pop ruthlessly swept jazz aside, the Adderley brothers managed to stay in business with their distinctive “spirit of the south” – an optimistic, life-affirming style of modern jazz, bursting with colour yet steeped in the blues. The Liederhalle concert was the highlight of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet’s 1969 European tour.

From soul and blues (Sweet Emma, Oh Babe) to free-form contemporary (The Painted Desert) and lollypops cleverly combined with commercialism ((Work Song), the audience that night witnessed the sublime art of the quintet

„Hot on the heels of session work with Miles Davis and his Kind of Blue-era group, alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded this excellent live date with his brother, cornetist Nat Adderley, along with pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco defined the accessible, yet technically challenging, soul-jazz that Adderley would be associated with for the rest of his career. The warm, exuberant feel of the quintet is especially evident on the set’s two finest tracks – a spirited take on Randy Weston’s “Hi-Fly,” and on Timmons’ swinging “This Here.” Two of Adderley’s own compositions, “Spontaneous Combustion” and “You Got It!,” blend blazing post-bop dexterity with pulsing, infectious blues structures. Both Cannonball and Nat Adderley play with stunning, bluesy brilliance here, while the rhythm section ably anchors the proceedings. Outside of Somethin’ Else, Adderley’s 1958 masterpiece, In San Francisco may be the saxophonist’s defining moment.“ (Anthony Tognazzini, AMG)

1. Work Song 04:47
2. Rumpelstiltskin 12:11
3. Sweet Emma 04:26
4. Why Am I Treated so Bad 08:09
5. Painted Desert 08:55

Cannonball Adderley, saxophone
Nat Adderley, cornet
Bobby Timmons, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Louis Hayes, drums

Recorded live October 18 and 20, 1959 at The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco
Engineered by Reice Hamel
Produced by Orrin Keepnews

Digitally remastered