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Cannonball Adderley

Somethin' Else

EMI Catalogue


Released: 5th Apr 1999



Released: 28th Apr 2014


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Cannonball Adderley gave up his own band in 1957 when he had the opportunity to become a sideman in Miles Davis' epic ensemble with John Coltrane, eventually resulting in some of the greatest jazz recordings of all time (including 'Milestones' & 'Kind of Blue').

Davis returned the favour in March of 1958, appearing as a sideman on Adderley's all-star quintet date for Blue Note & the resulting session is indeed 'Somethin' Else'. Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines on the title tune & 'One for Daddy-O', as the rhythm team (Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Art Blakey) creates a taut, focused groove (pianist Hank Jones' sly, intuitive orchestrations are studies of harmonic understatement). Adderley's lush, romantic improvisation on 'Dancing in the Dark' is worthy of Charlie Parker or Johnny Hodges, while the band refurbishes 'Autumn Leaves' & 'Love for Sale' into cliché-free swingers.

Somethin' Else


  1. Autumn Leaves (1999 - Remaster)
  2. Love For Sale
  3. Somethin' Else
  4. One For Daddy-O
  5. Dancing In The Dark
  6. Bangoon (aka Alison's Uncle)