Swiss Radio Days Vol. 3 - Lugano 1953

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 3 - Lugano 1953

Cannonball Adderley Sextet

Label: TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
Format: CD
Barcode: 0723722201929
Catalog number: TCB 02032
Releasedate: 02-09-00
This Swiss concert (broadcast by Swiss radio) features the 1963 Cannonball Adderley Sextet which was arguably the altoist's finest band. In addition to the leader, the performance features cornetist Nat Adderley, the versatile Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute and oboe, pianist Joe Zawinul, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes. Highlights include "Jive Samba," "Dizzy's Business," a lengthy "Trouble in Mind" and "Work Song" but all seven selections are quite rewarding. Cannonball Adderley fans can consider every recording by this classic unit to be essential.
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley 
TAMPA ,Florida,09/15/1928//GARY,Indiana 08/08/1975
after his music studies in Tallahassee(1944/48) he became a high school band director at the Dillard High School/Fort Lauderdale (1948/50)in his native Florida , following in the footsteps of his educator-father(a trumpet player),before moving to New York in 1955. He initially planned to pursue graduate studies in Manhattan; but after sitting in with Oscar Pettiford's band at the Cafe Bohemia, the alto saxophonist became an instant sensation, hailed by many as the musician most likely to e the mantle of the late Charlie Parker. Despite misguided promotional efforts to christen him as "the new Bird," Adderley clearly had his own approach to the horn, which drew on the inspiration of Benny Carter as well as Parker. He took advantage of his early notoriety, however, by forming his first quintet, which featured his younger brother Nat Adderley on cornet. While the group struggled economically, Cannonball did draw the attention of Miles Davis,who featured the alto saxophonist in the immortal Miles Davis sextet (alongside John Coltrane and either Red Garland, Bill Evans,or Wynton Kelly) for two years beginning in late 1957.