Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (Blue Note Classic)
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The landmark album Somethin’ Else by Cannonball Adderley features trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Blakey.
“Is that what you wanted, Alfred?” we hear in Miles Davis’ unmistakable rasp at the end of “One for Daddy-O”, making it clear that the legendary (and assertive) trumpeter was not just playing the role of sideman on Somethin’ Else, the sole Blue Note album by Cannonball Adderley. The alto saxophonist was a member of Davis’ band at the time and the depth of their musical camaraderie lifts this session up to rarefied heights throughout, from the breathtaking performance of “Autumn Leaves” that opens the album to the thrilling call-and-response theme of the title track.
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on heavyweight vinyl at Optimal in 2020.
A1: Autumn Leaves
A2: Love For Sale
B1: Somethin' Else
B2: One For The Daddy-O
B3: Dancing to The Dark