What’s up everyone? Today is “New Release” Tuesday, with that in mind check out new music by the following artists: Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau Trio, Chris Standring, Incognito, Billy Hart, The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet, Ken Navarro, Masabumi Kikuchi, Snarky Puppy, Alfredo Rodriguez, Dan Cray and many more!
Cannonball Adderley Quintet -][- Legends Live-Liederhalle Stutt (1969) – [Jazzhaus, 2012] –
Adderley achieved immortality in the Miles Davis Quintet with Kind of Blue – and his Something Else is possibly the best of the Blue Note albums. That was the late 1950s. Ten years later Adderley was touring Europe with his own quintet and gave a performance at Stuttgart’s Liederhalle.
Even during the soundcheck the musicians must have sensed the concert hall’s unique atmosphere; that evening would go down as a landmark performance. From soul jazz and blues (Sweet Emma, Why Am I Treated So Bad), to free-form contemporariness (Somewhere) and lollipops infused with canny commerciality (Work Song, Walk Tall), the listener is treated here to the sublime art of the quintet – even at a time when that classic bebop formation was already on the wane. Continue reading