News featuring Cannonball Adderley

The following news stories mention Cannonball Adderley. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 4 hours ago.

’13 Dec 30 Mon

Monday 30th December

  • Yusef Lateef obituary

    American jazz musician who experimented with Middle Eastern and Asian instruments

    Long before cross-cultural fusions involving jazz musicians became the norm, Yusef Lateef, who has died aged 93, made a point of using Middle Eastern and Asian instruments on his albums. Apart from brief stints as a sideman, he continued to bring different types of music together in groups appearing under his own name. Acclaimed for his skill on various reeds, from saxophone to oboe and well beyond, he increasingly developed as a composer both in and out of jazz.

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’13 Nov 15 Fri

Friday 15th November

  • Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson: Things Are Getting Better

    It's only hindsight that delivers the argument of the test of time, and Things Are Getting Better passes with flying colors.

    October 28, 2013 is the 55th anniversary of the making of Things Are Getting Better by Cannonball Adderley and Milt Jackson. It's not an anniversary that's celebrated, although historically speaking the year 1958 gave us 1959 by order of succession, which gave us the biggest year in jazz development and artistic immortality. Thanks to 1959's contributions a la Kind Of Blue, Mingus Ah Um, and Time Out, '58 won't ever be considered a turning point,…

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’13 Aug 7 Wed

Wednesday 7th August

  • George Duke: One of the brightest stars in jazz-funk

    Jazz-funk keyboard star of the 70s who became a hit-making music producer

    George Duke, who has died aged 67, was one of the brightest stars in the 1970s jazz-funk firmament. In a career that lasted four decades, he was a prolific keyboard player, bandleader, solo artist, music producer and musical director for film and television. Duke lent his talents to a wide range of musical assignments, yet he was rarely a backroom boy – his humour, generosity and sheer musicality shone through whatever he did.

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’13 Jan 16 Wed

Wednesday 16th January

  • Eric Alexander/Vincent Herring – review

    Ronnie Scott's, London

    American saxophonists Eric Alexander and Vincent Herring bill their bustling, soulfully accessible hard-bop partnership as being "in the spirit of Coltrane and Cannonball" (that's the late gospel-influenced alto saxist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley), but the message is in the word "spirit". The pair don't slavishly follow a legacy-band agenda, but mix classic material from this 1960s style with originals and more recent works. They're considerably assisted on their short UK trip by 76-year-old Memphis legend Harold Mabern, a man who approaches his work like a force of nature rather than a pianist.

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’12 Sep 15 Sat

Saturday 15th September

  • Cannonball Adderley: 5 Songs From A Joyous Soul

    With a sweetly ferocious style, the alto saxophonist bridged the post-bop of the 1950s and '60s to the jazz fusion of the '70s and beyond. For his birthday anniversary, hear some of the recordings which made him jazz royalty.

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’12 Jan 27 Fri

Friday 27th January

’12 Jan 17 Tue

Tuesday 17th January

  • Buy the Guardian ebook, Jazz: From New Orleans to the new generation

    Read a collection of the finest writing on jazz from Guardian and Observer critics, including Kingsley Amis and Benny Green

    From early appearances in London in 1917, to boogie woogie, bebop and beyond, the Guardian and Observer have been writing about jazz for nearly a century. The best of this coverage features in a new Guardian ebook, Jazz: From New Orleans to the new generation.

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’12 Jan 1 Sun

Sunday 1st January

  • Junior Mance Group: Live In Concert

    The pianist counted among his employers Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington and Cannonball Adderley — and that was just the '50s. The bluesy veteran brought a young group to Denver for the Boppin' at the Vineyards concert.

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’11 Oct 19 Wed

Wednesday 19th October

  • Louis Hayes Cannonball Legacy Band – review

    Ronnie Scott's, London

    "People do this kind of thing all the time," New York alto saxophonist Vincent Herring told Tuesday night's full house at Ronnie Scott's. He was talking about legacy jazz groups, celebrating long-gone stars. "But you can't do it right unless you have one legitimate legend in the band." Herring only had to point to Louis Hayes, the dapper 74-year-old behind the drumkit. Hayes has played with the world's best (including John Coltrane and Oscar Peterson), but his most famous boss was the popular 1960s soul-jazz and blues saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. Hayes has run his Adderley tribute band for years, but it always buzzes with vivacity.

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’11 Aug 26 Fri

Friday 26th August

  • Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans: Know What I Mean?

    A classic from 1961, reissued with alternate takes: sensitive piano, ripe alto sax and more.

    The opening strains of this classic Riverside album are pure-pure delicacy that could only come from the fingers of Bill Evans. His chiming piano, playing the original “Waltz for Debby”, is something that brings to mind a particular kind of jazz—intimate, sweet, contemplative. Then, 1:07 in, Percy Heath’s bass burbles downward and Connie Kay’s brushes start working against a snare—and the ripe sound of Cannonball Adderley’s alto sax just pops into the tune. Yummmmm. This…

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