:::Somethin' Else:::

Posted: Sunday, 24 February 2008 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , ,

It isn't too difficult to understand why MFSL considered this album to be a worthy candidate for an Ultradisc reissue -- aside from Cannonball Adderley, you have a lineup that includes Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Blakey. This is a group that could take on a Barry Manilow number and turn it into a jazz masterpiece. MFSL have done the purchaser a favor, too, by including an additional track that was left off the original album. This sixth track, ""Alison's Uncle,"" closes out Somethin' Else on a high note, changing the flow of energy in an interesting way (purists can still finish up on a quieter note, as with the original, by programming ""Dancing in the Dark"" as the final track). In many ways it's a surprise that this track was left off originally -- it's an excellent piece, with Adderley and Davis trading licks and solos while Jones and Blakey keep pace. Blakey also takes some terrific solos. The remastering job is the usual superb MFSL effort, producing clear sound with almost no background noise. Due to the original recording (made in 1958), Davis' trumpet sometimes seems a little shrill and metallic, but it's not an overwhelming problem -- certainly not when you consider Davis' style. Altogether, an excellent addition to any jazz collection
:::By Steven McDonald:::

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958)

1 Autumn Leaves (11:01)
2 Love For Sale (7:06)
3 Somethin' Else (8:15)
4 One For Daddy-O (8:26)
5 Dancing In The Dark (4:07)
6 Alison's Uncle (5:05)

Bass - Sam Jones
Drums - Art Blakey
Engineer [Recording] - Rudy Van Gelder
Piano - Hank Jones
Producer - Alfred Lion
Saxophone [Alto] - Cannonball Adderley
Trumpet - Miles Davis

Reissue, 1986.
Produced by Alfred Lion.
Recorded on March 9, 1958.
Recording by Rudy Van Gelder.
Digital Transfer by Ron McMaster.
Cover Design by Reid Miles.
Photo by Francis Wolff.

2 komentarze:

  1. Manu says:

    thanx again!!!