House of Hard Bop

mon 17 jun 2013 23:00 
Genre: Bebop

The American alto saxophone player Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley (1928-1975) part 1. In the fifties and sixties he was one of the most prominent hard bop musicians. His energetic and ‘bluesy’ phrasing are still legendary. Early recordings with quintets from 1957 and 1958.

Sophisticated Swing (1957):
Cannonball Adderley – alt sax
Nat Adderley – cornet
Junior Mance – piano
Sam Jones – bass
Jimmy Cobb – percussion

Things Are Getting Better (1958):
Cannonball Adderley – alt sax
Milt Jackson – vibraphone
Wynton Kelly – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Art Blakey – percussion