Cannonball Adderley

Somethin´ Else with Miles Davis (200897)

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Somethin´ Else with Miles Davis

Cannonball Adderley

Green Corner

8436563181849

LPS 152690

200897

JAZZ

2

LP 12,65 €

-8,00 €

20,65 €

2-LP SET
THE STEREO & MONO VERSIONS

PERSONNEL:

JULIAN “CANNONBALL” ADDERLEY, alto sax
MILES DAVIS, trumpet
HANK JONES, piano
SAM JONES, bass
ART BLAKEY, drums

Hackensack, New Jersey, March 9, 1958.

LP 1: THE STEREO VERSION (Blue Note BST-1595)

SIDE A:
1 AUTUMN LEAVES
2 LOVE FORSALE
3 ALLISON’S UNCLE (*)

SIDE B:
1 SOMETHIN’ ELSE
2 ONE FOR DADDY-O
3 DANCING IN THE DARK

LP 2: THE MONO VERSION (Blue Note BLP-1595)

SIDE A:
1 AUTUMN LEAVES
2 LOVE FORSALE

SIDE B:
1 SOMETHIN’ ELSE
2 ONE FOR DADDY-O
3 DANCING IN THE DARK

(*) Bonus track: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.

“Back in New York, Cannonball, who had signed a deal to do a record, asked me to play on the date, which I did as a favour. The record was called Somethin’ Else and was very nice.” Miles Davis included the above brief comment about this LP in his autobiography. And it was truly a very nice record. In fact, even though it wasn’t regarded at the time as more than a regular recording session by professional jazzmen – like Dom Cerulli states in his review for Down Beat – the popularity of this LP grew until it came to be considered one of the best small group sessions ever. It is a mystery why some sessions are capable of generating such magic while others are not, but all of the tunes that constitute Somethin’ Else (including “Allison’s Uncle”, also known as “Bangoon”, a tune recorded the same day but not issued on the original LP) are of the same consistent quality and create a unique mood. In fact, one of the selections, the reading of the standard “Autumn Leaves”, with its particular intro/finale, has become the most famous version of that tune in jazz history.