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Takes Charge 6
Cannonball Adderley
Takes Charge 6
Genre: Jazz


CD Details

All Artists: Cannonball Adderley
Title: Takes Charge 6
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fantasy
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218130615, 025218130646, 025218130622

CD Reviews

Another one worth 10 stars.
P.J. Le Faucheur | Canada (ex- U.K. resident) | 02/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard the song "SERENATA" from this album about 16 years ago in the U.K. I had to find a quiet spot and lie down afterwards since it left me completely breathless!
I endeavored to search for the recording but it had been was originally part of a 6 (or maybe 7) album series from LANDMARK. i did, happily, manage to track down a copy on CD.
Most albums have at least one or two dud tracks but in all honesty there truly isn't a bad track on this CD as is the case with most of Adderleys recordings from the 50s/60s. (Watch out for his early 1970s sessions though).
Whether he's playing a ballad like "Guess I'll Hang My Tears out to Dry" beautifully on par with Dexter Gordons inimitable version, or uptempo standards like "I Remember You" his tone never fails to please.
Oh but if you want a real treat just listen to the soulful, swinging, "BAREFOOT SUNDAY BLUES" done in a gospel sort of groove his solo will have you snapping your fingers!!
If you like lyrical alto sax with a strong blues/gospel feel then let Cannonball preach to you from this CD!"
Cannonball's best
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 06/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unquestionably, the best album under Cannonball's name. The quintet/sextet albums are mostly geared to a more pop market and contain much "packaged" soul and funk, while the dates Cannonball shared with Miles, Bags, Bill Evans, Coltrane, and Gil Evans often find him deferring to or competing against musical temperaments not wholly sympathetic with his own. But with no other horn to share the solo space and a grooving accompanist like Wynton Kelley, Cannonball indeed "takes charge," having his ebullient, inventive way with a varied program of show tunes ("If This Isn't Love)," soul tunes ("Barefoot Sunday Blues"), jazz standards ("I Remember You") and sentimental old favorites ("Poor Butterfly"). And the photo of Cannonball on the front cover of this Riverside classic is as good as any I've seen of this masterful musician. For the sake of jazz fans, saxophonists, and collectors everywhere, let's hope this one soon returns to circulation, digitally remastered or not (Cannonball's musical mastery is sufficient in itself)."
Among his best
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 02/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is among Cannonball's best, right up there with the "Somethin' Else" Blue Note classic. Everything on the album clicks. Best are the two takes of "I Remember You" where Adderley really cooks. But every track is worth repeated listening. A must-have CD."