Cannonball Adderley : In the Land of Hi-Fi

Cannonball Adderley : In the Land of Hi-Fi


Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderley (cornet), Danny Bank (baritone sax), Jerome Richardson (tenor sax, flute), Ernie Royal (trumpet), Junior Mance (piano), Keter Betts (bass), Charles "Specs" Wright (drums)

recorded in 1956

Mercury 36077

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Dog my Cats

A2 - I'm Glad there Is You

A3 - Blues for Bohemia

A4 - Junior's Tune

A5 - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Ocean

B1 - Casa de Marcel

B2 - Little Girl Blue

B3 - T's Tune

B4 - Broadway at Basin Street

B5 - Just Norman

B6 - I Don't care

  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in New York City on June 8 (tracks 5, 7, 9 & 10) and June 18 (tracks 1-4, 6, 8 & 11), 1956

Just a glance at the list of musicians participating in the recording session in June 1956 is enough to send the blood racing through your veins. But what is more, this recording fulfils all expectations and offers undiluted, swinging jazz of the very best order, the very best of its day! And yes, this disc would probably have a lot to offer even without the participation of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – then right at the very beginning of his career – since all the musicians offer brilliant performances, and the arrangements are more than perfect, tailor-made as they were by Ernie Wilkens for the ten-man ensemble. Quite apart from the fact that the glorious music-making of this “condensed” big band offers an ideal background for “Cannonball’s” on the whole carefree, racy solo passages, the solo contributions from Jimmy Cleveland on the trombone, Jerome Richardson on the flute and of course Junior Mance on the piano are sheer joy. Not to forget “Cannonball’s” brother Nat Adderley – often left somewhat in the shadows – whose brilliance on the cornet is heard loud and clear on this recording. Even before the time when “Cannonball” stood alongside Miles Davis at the beginning of the Sixties, all the musicians obviously had tremendous fun at the recording session. Be warned: such fun is infectious!

Recording: June 1956

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.