Adderley, Cannonball / Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better (CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Alto Sax
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Things Are Getting Better [7/23]
- Country of Origin
- Audio CD
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Blues Oriental
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Few Words, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Things Are Getting Better
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Serves Me Right [Take 5] - (take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Groovin' High
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Sidewalks of New York [Take 5] - (take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Sounds For Sid
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Just One of Those Things
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Serves Me Right [Take 4, Alternate] - (alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sidewalks of New York [Take 4, Alternate] - (alternate take)
Full performer name: Cannonball Adderley/Milt Jackson.
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Wynton Kelly (piano); Percy Heath (acoustic bass); Art Blakey (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on October 28, 1958. Originally released on Riverside (1128). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1989, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Of course, alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley played with Miles Davis on several classic sessions, and his collaborations with Bill Evans on 1961's KNOW WHAT I MEAN and with Wes Montgomery on 1960's THE POLLWINNERS are widely beloved. But this 1958 date, where Adderley and vibraphonist Milt "Bags" Jackson go head to head, may be the finest of Adderley's collaborative sessions.
Jackson, forever remembered as an integral member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, is the greatest vibes player in jazz history. He creates powerful solos with the distinctively mellow percussion instrument. Jackson's inimitable playing meshes beautifully with Adderley's hard-bop style, whether on such originals as "Groovin' High" or on standards like Cole Porter's "Just One of those Things." Any album featuring either of these players is worth hearing. An album showcasing both--with powerhouse drummer Art Blakey, bassist Percy Heath, and pianist Wynton Kelly, to boot--is an absolute must-own.
- 53m 22s
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Milt Jackson/Cannonball Adderley
- Date Released
- 2013-07-01 00:00:00
- Universal Music
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