Monday, March 16, 2009

Cannonball Adderly Quintet - Country Preacher (1969) (mp3, 320kbps)

I picked this up on vinyl several years ago, not knowing what to expect. I think this was even before I got into Weather Report and Zawinul, who is all over this record. Listening to this again after a little while, I realize how good the whole thing is. Zawinul, of course, is huge and taking up a lot of space with that Fender Rhodes. But the horns come through with an inspired strength of their own. This music sounds like it is being played about 3-5 years before the rest of the world is ready for it.
  1. Introduction by The Reverend Jesse Jackson - Walk Tall (5:30)
  2. Country Preacher (4:30)
  3. Hummin' (6:32)
  4. Oh Babe (4:50)
  5. Afro-Spanish Omlet (15:40)
  6. The Scene (2:01)
Cannonball Adderly (alto sax)
Nat Adderly (coronet)
Joe Zawinul (piano)
Walter Booker (bass)
Roy MacCurdy (drums)

The link is in the comments.

1 comment:

MPomy said...