This 1954 Art Farmer recording is an excellent example of how and when Bebop began to transitioned Read more →
This is another great album that could also be categorized as a “Sleeper” and as my immediate previous post. The name of this album I will featuring also is Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus and came out in 1961. It is borderline Hard Bop and Avant-Garde, the best of both worlds. I think the Jazz Con Class listeners here will enjoy quite a bit. Again, checkout the Schedule link to see when it will be playing and tune in. I will leave the playlist out there for a week or so and then place it in the rotation, probably in the G4 Playlist.
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For this CD reissue of a Riverside date, altoist Cannonball Adderley’s 1961 Quintet (which includes cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes) is joined by guest pianist Wynton Kelly on five of the eight selections, during which Feldman switches quite effectively to vibes. The music falls between funky soul-jazz and hard bop, and each of the performances (particularly “Star Eyes” and “Well You Needn’t”) is enjoyable. The CD adds a new alternate take of “Lisa” and the previously unissued “O.P.” to the original program…..Learn More