Cannonball Adderley Ballads

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  • Released: March 26, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic


  • 1.Dancing In The Dark
  • 2.I Can't Get Started
  • 3.I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
  • 4.Now I Have Everything
  • 5.Easy Living
  • 6.I Worship You
  • 7.Yvette
  • 8.O Amor Em Paz
  • 9.The Song My Lady Sings

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Personnel includes: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Oliver Nelson (arranger); Charles Lloyd (tenor saxophone, flute); Pedro Paulo (trumpet);
Nat Adderley (cornet); Sergio Mendes, Hank Jones, Joe Zawinul, Wynton Kelly, Barry Harris (piano); Durval Ferreira (guitar); Sam Jones, Paul Chambers, Victor Gaskin, Octavio Bailly, Jr. (bass); Art Blakley, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Cobb, Roy McCurdy, Dom Um Romao (drums).
Producers include: Alfred Lion, Tom Morgan, Andy Wiswell, Orrin Keepnews, David Axelrod.
Compilation producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded between 1958 & 1967.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Blue Note Records "Ballads" series.
Ballads is a lovely collection of Cannonball Adderley's work on Blue Note from the late '50s to the mid-'60s. Since the nine selections have been taken from nine different albums, the personnel varies widely. The overall mood and approach, however, remain uniform. On "Now I Have Everything" flutist Charles Lloyd, pianist Joe Zawinul, and cornet player Nat Adderley join in for a short, impressionistic lullaby; on "Easy Living" pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes lend their talents to a soulful take on a favorite standard. Adderley's alto paints in broad, expressionistic colors, wringing just a little more feeling from each note of "I Worship You" and "I Can't Get Started." The mood of pieces like "Dancing in the Dark" reminds one of a rainy night in a film noir classic, with the lights reflecting against the wet city streets at three a.m. The last cut, the 15-minute "The Song My Lady Sings," caps off 55 minutes of quiet, reflective jazz. This low-key exit quietly ebbs and flows as the band fills it with atmosphere to spare. For the unfamiliar, Ballads will serve as relaxed introduction into Adderley's stunning work; for all others, Ballads will serve as the perfect disc for late-night listening. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

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