Adderley, Cannonball - Black Messiah

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Beautiful 1972 2LP Green Label With Purple Logo Original Housed In A Gatefold Jacket. Both LPs Appear Unplayed. Cannonball Adderley Goes Further Toward A Rapprochement With The Rock And Soul Audiences Than Ever Before On This Fascinating, Overlooked Double Album. For Starters, He Recorded It Live At West Hollywood's Troubadour Club, Then Known As A Showcase For Folk And Rock Acts. He Also Imported Additional Players Into His Quintet, Expanding Into Exotic Percussion Effects With Airto (Whom Miles Davis Had Previously Featured), Hard Rock Guitar With Session Man Mike Deasy, Fiery Tenor Sax From A Young Ernie Watts, And Occasional Seasoning From Conguero Buck Clarke And Clarinetist Alvin Batiste. "Now I Don't Give A Damn Whether You Can Count Or Not, We Still Are The Cannonball Adderley Quintet!," Quoth The Leader, Who Is In Loose, Loquacious Form Throughout The Set (The Jazz World Badly Misses His Witty Verbal Intros). With Joe Zawinul Now Flying Off To Weather Report, His Replacement Is An Even More Electronically Minded Pianist, George Duke, Who Levitates Into The Outer Limits With His Echoplex And Ring Modulator And Proves To Be A Solid Comper. But Zawinul Is Not Forgotten, For The Band Pursues A Long, Probing, Atmospheric Excursion On His Tune, "Dr. Honouris Causa." Adderley Generously Gives Deasy Two Contrasting Feature Numbers — "Little Benny Hen," A Raucous, Amateurishly Sung Blues/Rock Piece, And "Zanek," A Great Countrified Tune With An Avant-Garde Freakout At The Climax — And All Of The Other Guests Save Clarke Get Single Solo Features. Cannonball Adeptly Keeps Pace With Miles With The Driving "Chocolate Nuisance" Which Could Easily Be A First Cousin Of "Pharoah's Dance" On Bitches Brew. Top Recommendation And Not Available On CD.

Artist: Adderley, Cannonball Title: Black Messiah Genre: Jazz Type: Used - LP Label: Capitol Catalog ID: SWBO 846 Country: USA Our ID: 41680
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