Live Session! [Bonus Tracks]

Live Session! [Bonus Tracks]

by Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley

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While Cannonball Adderley is a fine and well-known alto saxophonist, his equal partner on Live Session!, vocalist Ernie Andrews, is a more obscure figure. Andrews recorded frequently during the late '40s and throughout the '50s, but retained a lower profile during the '60s. That's one reason why Live Session!, recorded in 1964, is such a special work. Backed by Adderley, cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Joe Zawinul, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes, Andrews' warm, rich vocals offer lovely interpretations of an even dozen songs. The material cuts a wide swath across non-jazz genres, from the bluesy "Next Time I See You" to the popular "Since I Fell for You" to the fun nonsense of "Green Door." Although the instrumental work takes a back seat to the vocals, both Cannonball and Nat Adderley find room to offer pithy solos that spice up the proceedings. The accompaniment is an active one, too, with intricate piano and horns highlighting and underlining Andrews as needed. Interestingly, the songs were recorded live on two different dates, two years apart. The album nonetheless flows as a piece. Three tracks, "Come On Back," "Work Song," and "Green Door" have been added to the 2004 reissue, providing yet another reason to pick up Live Session!

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724359309026
catalogNumber: 93090
Rank: 96138

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Joe Zawinul   Piano

Technical Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Producer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Sam Jones   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
David Axelrod   Producer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Wally Heider   Engineer
Patrick Roques   Reissue Design
Cliff Condak   Cover Art
D. Wolf   Composer
Anthony Corbett   Liner Notes
Hughie Cannon   Composer
Bill Airey Smith   Engineer

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