12 November 2006

THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET - INSIDE STRAIGHT



















Well lookie here - yet another album with Mr. Axelrod at the mixing desk !
After seven years with Capitol, Cannonball Adderley switched labels to Fantasy in 1973 where he reunited with Orrin Keepnews and the quality of his music immediately improved.David Axelrod shared the production credits with Cannonball on this one and it was recorded live in the studio with a small audience of friends,press,djs and Fantasy staff . With Hal Galper as the band's keyboardist (he contributed three of the seven group originals to this LP), this version of the Quintet (actually Sextet with the addition of percussionist King Errison) was more jazz-oriented than previously while remaining modern and funky.
Some great compositions on this including the break heavy "Snakin' The Grass"and"Inside Straight"the lilting latin of"Saudade" and "Inner Journey" and the terrific"Second Son".
This made a cd reissue as part of Fantasy's OJC series in 1992 and it's still in print.

8 comments:

xmnr0x23 said...

Hiep-hoi!!!!! Axe-to-the-max

xmnr0x23 said...

D'you have more albums from the fantasy label, 1970 - 1975?

Slidewell said...

Didn't know this one existed! Really dig the blend of hard bop with soul jazz and funk.

Love your blog and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

As heard in the introduction speech: "Aaaaaaaall right!".

I got inside straight. It's groovin' and mumblin' and roarin' and vibratin' and dancin' and smilin' and shoutin'... Jazz that you feel from head to toes.

Thanks Cannonball, thanks again Monsieur Bacoso.

Korpus said...

Funky soul Inside straight!!
I made many people dance on that song! That trompet solo goosepimps to the max!
Gracias a vos
thank you

purple mountain said...

Can you please re-upload this album? As a mega-fan of Cannonball, I would greatly appreciate it.

purple mountain said...

Can you please re-upload this album? As a mega-fan of Cannonball, I would greatly appreciate it.

thundergiant007 said...

yeah what he said ^
cannonball has the jams

thanks