Portrait Of Cannonball

Cannonball Adderley Quintet

Portrait Of Cannonball
  • CAT # OJCCD-361-25

    1. Minority 9:20
    2. Minority (Take 2) 6:26
    3. Minority (Take 3) 5:20
    4. Straight Life 5:25
    5. Blue Funk 5:26
    6. A Little Taste 4:34
    7. People Will Say We're In Love 6:09
    8. Nardis (Take 5) 5:34
    9. Nardis (Take 4) 5:30

Julian Adderley's initial Riverside album was recorded in July of 1958. It was to be the first of fifteen such packages during a working relationship that lasted a full six years and saw Cannonball leap forward from a supporting role in a notable Miles Davis sextet to major stardom as leader of his own group. Portrait strongly reflects some of Adderley's closest associations up to that time: Bill Evans and Philly Joe Jones were colleagues in the Davis band; Sam Jones and Blue Mitchell (also making his first appearance on the label) were friends and co-workers from early days in Florida. In addition, Miles had written a new tune, the memorable "Nardis," to celebrate the occasion.

Minority, Straight Life, Blue Funk, A Little Taste, People Will Say We're in Love, Nardis, plus CD bonus tracks Minority (takes 2-3), Nardis (take 4)

with Blue Mitchell, Bill Evans, Sam Jones, Philly Joe Jones

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