lunes, 22 de febrero de 2010

Nat ADDERLEY - You, Baby 1968

Nat ADDERLEY - You, Baby 1968


As Cannonball Adderley moved with the times in the late '60s, so did brother Nat on his own. While Adderley generally buys into Creed Taylor's A&M mixture of top-flight jazz talent, pop tunes and originals, and orchestrations packaged in bite-sized tracks, this album has its own pleasingly veiled yet soulful sound quite apart from its neighbors in the A&M/CTI series. Give credit to Adderley's successful use of a Varitone electronic attachment on his cornet, giving the horn an "electric blue" sound which he handles with marvelous rhythmic dexterity. Add Joe Zawinul's lively, funky electric piano from Cannonball's quintet, as well as the brooding, genuinely classically-inspired orchestrations of Bill Fischer that only use violas, cellos and flutes. While not always technically perfect, Adderley's solos have soul and substance; his brief, catchy bop licks on "Halftime" are some of the best he ever played and on Zawinul's "Early Minor," he evokes a sense of loneliness that Miles would have admired. A lovely, intensely musical album, well worth seeking out.
By Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide.
Nat Adderley- Cornet
Ron Carter- Bass
Grady Tate- Drums
Joe Zawinul- Piano
Al Brown, Stewart Clarke, Bernard Zaslav- Viola
Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Alan Shulman- Celli
Harvey Estrin- Flute
George Marge- Oboe
Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson, Joe Soldo - Soprano Sax
A1. You, Baby   2:45
A2. By the Time I Get to Phoenix   3:17
A3. Electric Eel   4:55
A4. Early Chanson   2:22
A5. Denise   3:55
B1. Early Minor   3:42
B2. My Son   4:27
B3. New Orleans   4:19
B4. Hang on In   3:27
B5. Halftime   2:36


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