Cannonball Adderley

With Strings/Jump for Joy

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This CD reissues two complete LPs from near the beginning of altoist Cannonball Adderley's career. The first session is quite unusual for Adderley (who was completely unknown just a few months earlier) was given a very early opportunity to record with strings. He sounds fine on 11 standards and Terry Gibbs' "Lonely Dreams" but mostly sticks near the melody while Richard Hayman's Orchestra sounds rather anonymous. The 1958 sessions finds him performing ten songs from the early-'40s Duke Ellington show "Jump for Joy" (including "Just Squeeze Me," "I Got It Bad," and "Jump for Joy") while accompanied by a string quartet, a rhythm section, and trumpeter Emmett Berry; Bill Russo provided the generally stimulating arrangements. The formerly rare music on this CD is enjoyable but not as essential as Adderley's slightly later Riverside albums.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Cannonball Adderley 02:27 Amazon
2 Cannonball Adderley 02:42 Amazon
3 Cannonball Adderley 02:33 Amazon
4 Cannonball Adderley 03:01 Amazon
5 Cannonball Adderley 02:41 Amazon
6 Cannonball Adderley 03:11
7 Cannonball Adderley 02:20 Amazon
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Cannonball Adderley 02:30 Amazon
9 Cannonball Adderley 02:33
10 Cannonball Adderley 02:14
11 Cannonball Adderley 03:04 Amazon
12 Cannonball Adderley 02:55 Amazon
13 Cannonball Adderley 03:12 Amazon
14 Cannonball Adderley 03:17 Amazon
15 Cannonball Adderley 02:36
16 Cannonball Adderley 04:34 Amazon
17 Cannonball Adderley 03:21 Amazon
18 Cannonball Adderley 03:49 Amazon
19 Cannonball Adderley 02:41 Amazon
20 Cannonball Adderley 05:14 Amazon
21 Cannonball Adderley 02:50 Amazon
22 Cannonball Adderley 03:25 Amazon
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