Nat Adderley Work Song / Movin' Along
Down Beat: 4 Stars - Very Good - "...warm, fresh and sunny... Montgomery's playing is of the highest order...Recommended strongly..."
- Released: January 18, 2011
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: Essential Jazz Class
Down Beat - 19604 Stars - Very Good - "...warm, fresh and sunny... Montgomery's playing is of the highest order...Recommended strongly..."
- 1.Work Song [4:16]
- 2.Pretty Memory [3:54]
- 3.I've Got a Crush on You [2:56]
- 4.Mean To Me [5:02]
- 5.Fallout [4:55]
- 6.Sack of Woe [4:28]
- 7.My Heart Stood Still [6:26]
- 8.Violets For Your Furs [3:50]
- 9.Scrambled Eggs [3:20]
- 10.Movin' Along [5:40]*
- 11.Tune - Up [4:29]*
- 12.I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance [5:03]*
- 13.Sandu [3:27]*
- 14.Body and Soul [7:20]*
- 15.So Do It! [6:06]*
- 16.Says You [5:01]*
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).
Work Song is a near-classic by cornetist Nat Adderley. Adderley utilizes a cornet-cello-guitar front line with Sam Jones and Wes Montgomery, along with a top-notch rhythm section pianist including Bobby Timmons, Percy Heath, or Keter Betts on bass and drummer Louis Hayes. First up is a fine early performance of his greatest hit, "Work Song." He also 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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