Cannonball Adderley Quintet — Them Dirty Blues

Although I knew some of music made by this quintet, and Cannonball’s playing though his work as a sideman, acquiring several of the full albums made by this group has been a revelation.  They have an infectious, bluesy thread that runs through all of them, and I think that is what makes this music accessible–jazz everybody can like.  It’s all there: great compositions along with concise arrangements and excellent performances.  This has become some of my favorite music in the last few months.

This LP contains several classic tunes, “Work Song”, “Dat Dere”, and Duke Pearson’s “Jeaninne”.

(Details: Riverside RLP 12-322 mono/blue deepgroove label/”reels” logo)

Cannonball Adderley — Work Song

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2 Responses to Cannonball Adderley Quintet — Them Dirty Blues

  1. dottorjazz says:

    This is one of my favorite Adderley , together with Quintet in Chicago (with John Coltrane) and Something else: all on vinyl. I remember I found the original Riverside in New Orleans in 1995.
    Jim Russell, the shop, has survived hurricane Katrina as I visited them in february this year.
    Originals are rare but what’s very difficult is to find a record in decent conditions: prices are affordable, if you don’t look at them.
    Unfortunately I do.
    Only one pick this year: a Bergenfield Ammons, Funky, looking nice.
    Three skips !
    A second pressing for ten bucks.

    • vinyltim says:

      Yeah, most Adderley I’ve found have been in VG/VG+, but luckily a couple were better–guess they were titles that were popular and got played a lot. I can see why, the music is so great…
      I don’t have a copy of “Funky”, would love to though. Looks like you got a good price–too bad it’s got skips!

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