Cannonball Adderley : Them Dirty Blues
His soulful 1960 recording with brother Nat on cornet and Bobby Timmons and Barry Harris sharing the piano bench. Includes his original versions of Dat Dere and Work Song , and this reissue adds two alternate takes!
It goes without saying that Julian "Cannonball" Adderley was one of the best blues players in jazz. Just ask his ex-boss Miles Davis. This 1960 date features the musician with his brother, cornetist Nat, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Louis Hayes, and either Bobby Timmons or Barry Harris on piano. Simply put, this is a textbook on how to swing the blues, whether on ballads such as "Easy Living" and George Gershwin's "Soon," or on the dancing hard bop number, "Work Song," Timmons's gospel-tinged "Dat Dere" and Duke Pearson's melodic classic, "Jeannine." Cannonball's sax lines combine the best of Benny Carter and Charlie Parker, contrasted by his brother's in-the-pocket cornet solos. The title track reveals the down-home roots of this Florida-born musician, who always carried the South in him. --Eugene Holley Jr.
1. [5:07] Work Song (2000 Digital Remaster)
2. [7:17] Jeannine
3. [4:23] Easy Living
4. [7:12] Them Dirty Blues (2000 Digital Remaster)
5. [5:31] Dat Dere (2000 Digital Remaster)
6. [4:43] Del Sasser (2000 Digital Remaster)
7. [5:37] Soon (2000 Digital Remaster)
8. [5:51] Work Song (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster)
9. [5:30] Dat Dere (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster)
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