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Talkin About You
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Although an incisive soloist and a fine bandleader, cornetist Nat Adderley is probably best known first as his brother Cannonball's sidekick and as the man who has maintained the great alto saxophonist's legacy. That's e... more »
Although an incisive soloist and a fine bandleader, cornetist Nat Adderley is probably best known first as his brother Cannonball's sidekick and as the man who has maintained the great alto saxophonist's legacy. That's especially true of this 1990 session, reissued by 32 Records. The title track is a dedication to Cannon; its producer, Orrin Keepnews, frequently worked the board with both Adderleys in the late '50s; two of the sidemen, drummer Jimmy Cobb and bassist Walter Booker played extensively with the Adderleys while another, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, is a Cannon protege. Although the stage is set for ghosts, the music is full tilt hard bop with glorious solos by each of the aforementioned plus pianist Rob Bargad, whose work on Victor Feldman's "Azule Serape" is a highlight. Since this is a CD being reissued on CD there are no alternate takes or new material, but these eight tracks (and no "Work Song," "Country Preacher," or anything that obvious) stand just fine on their own merits; only seven years after its original release, it's due another hearing. --Martin Johnson
Some great moments
James S. Yeoman | 11/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really miss Cannonball. This CD blows away some of my blues, because some of these tunes are very close to the power of the Nat-Cannonball music of the early sixties. Especially the Cleanhead Vinson number, "Arriving Soon", which was on Cannonball-Cleanhead record. Herring, the sax player, does a great job at re-interpreting this, at times it sounds like Cannonball had returned to update his original (or was it Vinson?) thoughts. This CD is worth buying because the good numbers are great, and the more medium tunes are still pleasant, with well thought out solos.
I agree with the above review, also, with an exception concerning Zawinul: he didn't get lost in fusion, he continued writing innovative music for many years, but his well of ideas simply dried up as he got older (in the 1980's) as is the case with most musicians."