Nat Adderley Quintet

We Remember Cannon

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Cornetist Nat Adderley is in better shape than usual on this spirited live date with his quintet. Utilizing altoist Vincent Herring (who sounds pretty close in spots to Cannonball Adderley), pianist Art Resnick, bassist Walter Booker, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, Adderley is in fine form on "I'll Remember April," "Unit 7," the inevitable "Work Song," and "Autumn Leaves." Herring has "Soul Eyes" as his feature, there are plenty of witty and informative verbal introductions by Adderley to the audience about the songs, and the rhythm section is quite complementary. A worthy effort.

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