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

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.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under