Work Song

Nat Adderley

Work Song
  • CAT # OJCCD-363-25

    1. Work Song 4:12
    2. Pretty Memory 3:50
    3. I've Got A Crush On You 2:53
    4. Mean To Me 4:34
    5. Fallout 4:51
    6. Sack Of Woe 4:24
    7. My Heart Stood Still 3:22
    8. Violets For Your Furs 3:16
    9. Scrambled Eggs 3:20

Nat Adderley led a double creative life at Riverside: featured on the highly successful working-group albums led by his brother Cannonball, and also devising several intriguingly different projects under his own name. Very possibly the most interesting was Work Song, which took its title from one of Nat's most widely known soulful compositions, and took its instrumentation from the younger Adderley's fertile imagination. Cornet, cello, and guitar make up a front line that will probably never be duplicated. The guitarist was his friend Wes Montgomery, just emerging towards jazz stardom; the cellist was the longtime bassist of Cannonball's band, Sam Jones.

with Wes Montgomery, Bobby Timmons, Sam Jones, Keter Betts, Percy Heath, Louis Hayes

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