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Mar152016

THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET

  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley Is One of Jazz’s Most Legendary Figures

  • Adderley First Gained Notice as Part of the Miles Davis Band That Cut Kind of Blue

  • In 1970, Adderley’s Band Recorded a Series of Live Performances That Yielded Three Cult Classic Live Albums: Black Messiah, The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free, and Music, You All

  • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free and Music, You All Make Their CD Debut (Black Messiah Is a Previous Real Gone Music Release)

  • Both Albums Display Adderley’s Trademark Blend of Rock, Soul, and Jazz, a Unique Spin on Miles Davis’ Electric Fusion Albums Like Bitches Brew

  • Among the Musicians Are Trumpeter Nat Adderley, Keyboardists Joe Zawinul and George Duke, Bassist Walter Booker, Drummer Roy McCurdy, Percussionist Airto Moreira, Guitarist Mike Deasy, and Saxophonist Ernie Watts

  • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free Was Recorded in Part at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival

  • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free Hit the Charts as the #5 Jazz Album

  • Music, You All Was Recorded During the Same Historic Troubadour Stand That Yielded Black Messiah

  • Music, You All Features Several Spoken-Word Soliloquies from Cannonball Adderley

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision

  • Essential Modern Jazz Recordings 

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    THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET: The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free. CD

     Julian “Cannonball” Adderley first gained notice as the bluesier saxophone voice on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (John Coltrane being the other), and in the late ‘60s and early ’70s, he was engaged in an ongoing artistic conversation with Miles, often trading musicians with him and taking the electric innovations of Bitches Brew and filtering them with through his own earthy sensibility. The height of Cannonball’s fusion phase arguably came in 1970, a year that yielded no less than three live albums—all produced by David Axelrod—that have since ascended to cult favorite status. We at Real Gone have already issued one of them, the double-album Black Messiah; now, we’re back with the CD debut of his double-album The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free. Drawn from a performance at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival and “live in the studio” tracks cut at Capitol, Price  was a testament to Cannonball Adderley’s sprawling artistic vision, embracing abstract improvisation, funky soul-jazz, hard bop, and world music. It also offered the lone lead vocal of the saxman’s entire career (on Milton Nascimento’s “Bridges”), and was the last Cannonball Adderley album to feature keyboardist Joe Zawinul, who contributes the key compositions “Directions,” “Painted Desert,” and “Rumplestiltskin.” The record went to #5 on the Billboard Jazz chart and #169 on the Top 200, quite a remarkable showing given the avant-garde stylings of such numbers as “Out and In” and “Alto Sex,” although the album also did include such trademark populist Cannonball fare as “Down in Black Bottom” and “Get Up off Your Knees.” Features liner notes by Bill Kopp that include quotes from Cannonball’s drummer at the time, Roy McCurdy, and remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision!

     SONGS:

    1. Soul Virgo

    2. Rumplestiltskin

    3. Inquisition

    4. Devastatement

    5. Pra Dizer Adeus (To Say Goodbye)

    6. The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free

    7. Some Time Ago

    8. Exquisition

    9. Painted Desert

    10. Directions

    11. Down in Black Bottom

    12. 1-2-3-Go-O-O-O!

    13. Lonesome Stranger

    14. Get Up off Your Knees

    15. Wild-Cat Pee

    16. Alto Sex

    17. Bridges

    18. Out and In

    19. Together

    20. The Scene

    AVAILABLE May 6, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING NOW!

    THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET: Music, You All. CD

    Julian “Cannonball” Adderley first gained notice as the bluesier saxophone voice on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (John Coltrane being the other), and in the late ‘60s and early ’70s, he was engaged in an ongoing artistic conversation with Miles, often trading musicians with him and taking the electric innovations of Bitches Brew and filtering them with through his own earthy sensibility. The height of Cannonball’s fusion phase arguably came in 1970, a year that yielded no less than three live albums—all produced by David Axelrod—that have since ascended to cult favorite status. Drawn from the same 1970 Troubadour performances that yielded the album Black Messiah (also issued by Real Gone Music), and featuring the same line-up (the two Adderley brothers, Cannon and Nat; keyboardist George Duke; bassist Walter Booker; drummer Roy McCurdy, and special guests guitarist Mike Deasy, percussionist Airto Moreira and saxman Ernie Watts), Music, You All displayed the same uncompromisingly eclectic rock/soul/jazz fusion as did its companion release. But on Music. You All, Cannonball’s warmly iconoclastic stage personality really comes to the fore…witness the two tracks simply entitled “Cannon Raps!” And George Duke fans will flip over this album; check his solo on “Capricorn” for starters. One of those live albums that REALLY makes you wish you were there!

    SONGS 

    1. The Brakes

    2. Cannon Raps

    3. Capricorn

    4. Walk Tall

    5. Oh, Babe

    6. Cannon Raps

    7. Music, You All

    8. The Scene

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