A1 Autumn Leaves
Written-By – Prevert*, Kosma*
A2 Love For Sale
Written-By – Cole Porter
B1 Somethin’ Else
Written-By – Miles Davis
B2 One For The Daddy-O
Written-By – Nat Adderley
B3 Dancing In The Dark
Written-By – Schwartz – Dietz*
French photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir (1931-2010 ) captured some of the most iconic images of jazz life in France during the 1950s and 1960s. This collection compiles some of the best jazz albums ever in limited editions that showcase candid and rarely seen photos taken by Leloir of some of the perennial names of the genre.
Originally issued as Somethin’ Else (Blue Note BLP-1595).
On the cover: Cannonball Adderley at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, April 15, 1961.
Photos (c) by Jean-Pierre Leloir.
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, resulting in some of the greatest jazz recordings of all time (including ‘Milestones’ and ‘Kind of Blue’). Davis returned the favor in March of 1958, appearing as a sideman on Adderley’s all-star quintet date for Blue Note, and 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 and “One For Daddy-O,” as the Hank Jones/Sam Jones/Art Blakey rhythm team 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” and “Love For Sale” into personal cliche-free swingers. And “Alison’s Uncle” puts a boppish coda on Somethin’ Else, one of the most gloriously laid-back blowing sessions of the hard bop era.
Personnel: Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (alto saxophone); Miles Davis (trumpet); Hank Jones (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Art Blakey (drums). Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on March 9, 1958. Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather. The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of Somethin’ Else includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal. The track “Bangoon” is the correct title for the track “Allison’s Uncle” that was originally included as a bonus on previous editions of Somethin’ Else. Personnel: Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (alto saxophone); Miles Davis (trumpet); Hank Jones (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Art Blakey (drums). Producer: Alfred Lion. Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on March 9, 1958. Originally released on Blue Note (81595). Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather and Bob Blumenthal. Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Rudy Van Gelder.