[What we’re into right now]: Cannonball Adderley

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' ElseThis album was recorded in 1958. Later Cannonball Adderley played with the Miles Davis sextet and a year later would work with him on his Kind of Blue album. Here Davis is backing Adderley up but the influence comes through, and includes Davis composing “Somethin’ Else”.

Davis and Adderley have a wonderful conversation between their trumpet and sax on tracks like “Autumn Leaves” or “Somethin’ Else” backed up by the drumming of Art Blakey and the rest of the rhythm section. This album has some great moments of interplay between the front sax and trumpet and the piano. The entire album has a mood of introspection about it and goes perfectly with a cup of coffee in the morning, or by itself late at night.

The reissue has an extra track, “Bangoon” at the end.


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