Cannonball Adderley in Chigago

Cannonball Adderley in Chigago


Cannonball Adderley (alto sax) John Coltrane (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)

recorded in 1959

Mercury 60134

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Limehouse Blues

A2 - Stars Fell on Alabama

A3 - Wabash

 B1 - Grand Central

B2 - Weather of Dreams

B3 - The Sleeper

Recorded February 3, 1959 at Universal Recorders Studio in Chicago

This is a classic straight ahead driving session, and its nice once in a while to have Miles Davis sit out – on all tracks. Adderley’s exuberant alto crosses the streams with Coltrane’s relentlessly exploring tenor, both riding high on New York’s  nonpareil rhythm section.

Adderley’s alto here really has wings. He soars, he swoops, the sheer joyful exhilaration carries you along a rollercoaster ride. If you are sat in your armchair you should throw your hands in the air, no wonder Adderley is many people’s favourite alto, though the list is a long one. The contrast couldn’t be more delicious with Coltrane stepping up to the plate to match Adderley’s  bubbling pace, but probing, nagging, burrowing in the lower register, determinedly Coltrane and not Cannonball, a sweet and sour perfect mix. You have got to love this album, it is one of those essential anchor points from which to follow the evolution of the world’s greatest music, modern jazz.

Recorded by Bernie Clapper at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL, on February 3, 1959 – one month before “Kind of Blue”, this is the Miles Davis Sextet sans Miles.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.