Cannonball Adderley

The Adderley Brothers in New Orleans

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This unusual LP features Cannonball and Nat Adderley (along with bassist Sam Jones) playing with three of the top modern New Orleans musicians of the 1960s: tenor-saxophonist Nat Perrilliat, drummer/composer James Black and pianist Ellis Marsalis (who was unknown at the time outside of his hometown). Together they perform a fresh repertoire full of originals by New Orleans players (including two songs from clarinetist Alvin Battiste) and Nat's "In the Bag." This excellent music served as a change of pace in the career of Cannonball Adderley.