George Shearing The George Shearing / Cannonball Adderly Quintets at Newport (Live)
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- by George Shearing ~ Latin Lace / Latin Affair ~ $8.67
- Released: November 12, 2002
- Label: Pablo
- 1.Wee Dot
- 2.A Foggy Day
- 4.Sam's Tune
- 5.Hurricane Connie
- 6.Pawn Ticket
- 7.It Never Entered My Mind
- 8.There Will Never Be Another You
- 9.Soul Station
- 10.Old Devil Moon
- 11.Nothin' But D. Best
/Cannonball Adderley Quintets.
Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (trumpet); Junior Mance (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums).
George Shearing Quartet: George Shearing (piano); Emil Richards (vibrpahone, percussion); Toots Thielemans (guitar); Al McKibbon (bass); Percy Brice (drums); Armando Peraza (congas).
Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island on July 5, 1957. Includes liner notes by Ted Panken.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: George Shearing (piano); Toots Thielemans (guitar); Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (trumpet); Junior Mance (piano); Emil Richards (vibraphone, percussion); Jimmy Cobb , Percy Brice (drums); Armando Peraza (congas).
Liner Note Author: Ted Panken.
Recording information: Newport Jazz Festival (07/05/1957).
Photographer: Ted Williams .
Though each works his magic in a five-piece setting, these two jazz giants highlight the differences in their approaches on these live tracks. The aggressive flair of Nat Adderley's trumpet and the churchy element injected in the solos and background fills by pianist Junior Mance complement the saxophonist's constricted tone and urgent, soulful phrasing. In contrast, Shearing's group breezes rather than burns, with occasional moments, such as the merger of "It Never Entered My Mind" and a Satie motif, that feel oddly quaint, if not downright precious. When the Adderley brothers sit in on "Soul Station," however, the two styles lock together, and it becomes a joy as Shearing's buoyant rhythm and dense harmonies feed their choruses. Hearing him lapse into an early version of jazz montu¤o on the last two tracks is a more subdued delight. Moments like these, when artists kicked back and blew for the sheer fun of it, linger longest in memories of Newport and other jazz summits. ~ Robert L. Doerschuk
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