Somethin' Else [RVG Edition]

Somethin' Else [RVG Edition]

by Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley


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It isn't too difficult to understand why MFSL considered this album to be a worthy candidate for an Ultradisc reissue -- aside from Cannonball Adderley, you have a lineup that includes Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Blakey. This is a group that could take on a Barry Manilow number and turn it into a jazz masterpiece. MFSL have done the purchaser a favor, too, by including an additional track that was left off the original album. This sixth track, "Alison's Uncle," closes out Somethin' Else on a high note, changing the flow of energy in an interesting way (purists can still finish up on a quieter note, as with the original, by programming "Dancing in the Dark" as the final track). In many ways it's a surprise that this track was left off originally -- it's an excellent piece, with Adderley and Davis trading licks and solos while Jones and Blakey keep pace. Blakey also takes some terrific solos. The remastering job is the usual superb MFSL effort, producing clear sound with almost no background noise. Due to the original recording (made in 1958), Davis' trumpet sometimes seems a little shrill and metallic, but it's not an overwhelming problem -- certainly not when you consider Davis' style. Altogether, an excellent addition to any jazz collection. [This RVG edition corrects the name of the bonus track "Alison's Uncle" that appeared on earlier CD editions; the correct title of this track is "Bangoon."]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/1999
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724349532922
catalogNumber: 95329
Rank: 3698

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Art Blakey   Drums
Sam "Stovepipe No. 1" Jones   Bass
Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio   Piano

Technical Credits

Nat Adderley   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Leonard Feather   Original Liner Notes
Hank Jones   Composer
Sam Jones   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Nat Adderley   Composer
Joseph Kosma   Composer

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