Archive for June 13th, 2008

The P Speaks: Somethin’ Else

13 June 2008

Somethin Else - album

I’ve been surprised that dk hasn’t writen about this album in greater depth. It’s long been in his list of top Blue Note albums. And mine too. This recording captures some of the best work by two of the best soloists in jazz history – and recorded by one of the legendary behind-the-scenes figures in jazz, Rudy Van Gelder. (It’s no secret I have a little crush on Mr. Van Gelder.)

Named for the Miles Davis composition, this album is a conversation between Miles Davis on trumpet and Cannonball Adderley on alto sax. (The collaboration between Adderley and Davis continued in 1959 with Davis’s universally acclaimed Kind of Blue, by this same powerful group of musicians.)

But words don’t due this album justice: listen for yourself.

Autumn Leaves

Masterpiece.

TITLE: 
Somethin’ Else

ARTIST: 
Cannonball Adderley

PERSONNEL:
Cannonball Adderley (alto sax)
Miles Davis (tenor sax)
Hank Jones (piano)
Sam Jones (bass)
Art Blakey (drums)

TRACK LISTING: 
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Love For Sale 
3. Somethin’ Else
4. One For Daddy-O 
5. Dancing In The Dark
6. Bangoon – (bonus track)

Original Release Date: March 9, 1958


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