African Waltz

African Waltz

by Cannonball Adderley & His OrchestraCannonball Adderley & His Orchestra


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The music on this CD reissue is better than it should be. Cannonball Adderley had a fluke hit with "African Waltz" so a full album was recorded with the hope of coming up with additional hits. These 11 selections (which include "African Waltz") feature altoist Adderley backed by an 18-piece big band with arrangements provided by Ernie Wilkins and Bob Brookmeyer. The tunes clock in between two and five minutes and leave little room for much improvising by anyone other than Cannonball, his brother Nat on cornet, and pianist Wynton Kelly. There is some strong material on the set (including "West Coast Blues," "Stockholm Sweetnin'" and a remake of "This Here") but the results are not too substantial and this was not that big a seller; it is still a reasonably enjoyable effort. [Originally released in 1963, African Waltz was remastered on CD in 1993.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218625821
catalogNumber: 258
Rank: 130793

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Ray Barretto   Bongos,Conga
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Nat Adderley   Trumpet,Cornet
Bob Brookmeyer   Trombone
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Melba Liston   Trombone
Oliver Nelson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Piccolo,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Arthur "Babe"Clarke   Baritone Saxophone
George Dorsey   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Paul Faulise   Trombone
George Matthews   Trombone
Babatunde Olatunji   Bongos,Conga
Michael Olatunji   African Drums
Charlie Persip   Percussion,Bongos,Drums
Arnett Sparrow   Trombone

Technical Credits

Bob Brookmeyer   Arranger
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Ray Fowler   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes
Hugh Bell   Cover Photo
Nat Adderley   Composer
Steve Schapiro   Inlay Photography

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