The Bebop Shop : Movin' & Groovin': More Blue Notes & Soul Jazz : 'Cannonball' & Nat Adderley
In addition to the seven tracks from the original album, the current CD also includes a long version of Fuller Bop Man originally issued as part of an LP anthology of various artists and a reading of Ill Remember April first included on the album Cannonball Enroute but recorded during the Sharpshooters sessions. Also added are all of the tracks featuring Cannonball from an album by Afro-Cuban star Machito titled Kenya. (Harmonia Mundi) Price: £11.99
Personnel : Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; Bill Evans, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Connie Kay, drums. On bonus tracks: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro & Paul Motian; and Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, Louis Hayes. (Discovery Records) Price: £11.99
Limited Edition, 180g Pressing. Price: £23.99
As a bonus is added Adderley's 1957 Mercury classic album "Sophisticated Swing" which appears here complete with the sole exception of a short trio version of 'Stella by Starlight' (played only by the rhythm section, without Cannonball or Nat), which could not be included due to time limitations.
The booklet includes the original liner notes for both albums, plus the 1958 Down Beat review for Somethin' Else by Dom Cerulli and the complete 1959 Cannonball Adderley blindfold test by Leonard Feather, which also appeared on Down Beat magazine.
Personnel : Cannonball Adderley (as), Miles Davis (tp), Nat Adderley (cnt), Hank Jones, Junior Mance (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Blakey and Jimmy Cobb (d) - Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, in Hackensack, New Jersey, on March 9, 1958 - and New York, February 6-11, 1957. Total time: 76:48 min. - 14 tracks. This Phoenix edition replaces the previous Jazz Track issue. (Discovery Records) Price: £11.99
These were among Cannonball Adderleys strongest efforts of the early 1960s. The band also features Cannonballs brother Nat, as well as reedman Yusef Lateef, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes. Among the many highlights are versions of Nats celebrated The Jive Samba and Work Song. A further Birdland broadcast taped in 1960 with the group minus Lateef and with Victor Feldman on piano has been added as a bonus. (Discovery Records) Price: £24.99
This set also contains three long instrumental tunes from a session produced by renowned critic Ralph J. Gleason for his Jazz Casual TV series, and an ultra-rare date which showcases the quintet backing singer Bessie Watson on two standards. The latter two tunes have only previously appeared on an obscure 45rpm single and are presented here on CD for the first time ever. (Discovery Records) Price: £17.99
Limited collectors edition 180 g vinyl LP with original cover and liner notes Price: £22.99