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Sophisticated Swing - The Emarcy Smallgroup Sessions

Cannonball Adderley

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Reissued in this two-CD set are all of the recordings from the first Cannonball Adderley Quintet, a group that despite its talents failed commercially. With Cannonball on alto, cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Junior Mance, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, it is surprising that the group did not make it, but the Adderleys were fairly unknown at the time. The music is quite bop-oriented, bluesy but not as soulful as it would be when Cannonball put together a new group in 1959. This set reissues all of the music originally included on Nat Adderley's To the Ivy League from Nat, and Cannonball's Sophisticated Swing, Cannonball Enroute, and Sharp Shooters (except for one trio feature without the horns) plus a few cuts not released until the CD era. The generous reissue not only gives one a fine sampling of the first Cannonball Adderley Quintet but everything they recorded. Highly recommended to bop fans.


Born: September 15, 1928 in Tampa, FL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

One of the great alto saxophonists, Cannonball Adderley had an exuberant and happy sound that communicated immediately to listeners. His intelligent presentation of his music (often explaining what he and his musicians were...
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Sophisticated Swing - The Emarcy Smallgroup Sessions, Cannonball Adderley
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: Sep 26, 1995

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