Nat Adderley Work Song

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  • Released: October 6, 2008
  • Label: Riverside

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - 1960
4 Stars - Very Good - "...warm, fresh and sunny... Montgomery's playing is of the highest order...Recommended strongly..."


  • 1.Work Song
  • 2.Pretty Memory
  • 3.I've Got a Crush On You
  • 4.Mean To Me
  • 5.Fallout
  • 6.Sack of Woe
  • 7.My Heart Stood Still
  • 8.Violets For Your Furs
  • 9.Scrambled Eggs

Product Description:

Personnel: Nat Adderley (cornet); Sam Jones, Keter Betts (cello, bass); Bobby Timmons (piano); Wes Montgomery (guitar); Percy Heath (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York on January 25 & 27, 1960. Originally released on Riverside (1167). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1989, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Nat Adderley (cornet); Wes Montgomery (guitar); Keter Betts, Sam Jones (cello, bass instrument); Bobby Timmons (piano); Percy Heath (bass instrument); Louis Hayes (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
This CD reissue brings back a near-classic by cornetist Nat Adderley. Utilizing a cornet-cello-guitar front line (with Sam Jones and Wes Montgomery) along with a top-notch rhythm section (pianist Bobby Timmons, Percy Heath, or Keter Betts on bass and drummer Louis Hayes), Adderley performs a fine early version of his greatest hit ("Work Song") and helps introduce Cannonball Adderley's "Sack O' Woe." Four songs use a smaller group with Timmons absent on "My Heart Stood Still" (which finds Keter Betts on cello and Jones on bass), "Mean to Me" featuring Nat backed by Montgomery, Betts, and Hayes, and two ballads ("I've Got a Crush on You" and "Violets for Your Furs") interpreted by the Adderley-Montgomery-Jones trio. No matter the setting, Nat Adderley is heard throughout in peak form, playing quite lyrically. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow

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