Accent on Africa

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Accent on Africa
Studio album by Cannonball Adderley
Released 1968
Recorded June 13 & 14 1968
Genre Jazz
Label Capitol
Producer David Axelrod
Cannonball Adderley chronology
In Person
(1968)
Accent on Africa
(1968)
Country Preacher
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Accent on Africa is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded in 1968 for the Capitol label featuring performances by Adderley with Nat Adderley and unidentified percussion section, vocalists, and big band.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 3½ stars and states "this is one of the best and most overlooked of the Cannonball Adderley Capitols, a rumbling session that bursts with the joy of working in an unfamiliar yet vital rhythmic context".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley except as indicated

  1. "Ndo Lima" (Joe Zawinul) – 3:48
  2. "Hamba Nami" – 3:32
  3. "Khutsana"  – 3:58
  4. "Up and At It" (Wes Montgomery) – 3:36
  5. "Gumba" – 5:25
  6. "Marabi" – 2:50
  7. "Gun-Jah" – 4:16
  8. "Lemadima" – 3:38
    • Recorded in San Francisco, CA on September 23 (tracks 2-4) & October 7 (tracks 1 & 5-8), 1968

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 28 October 2009
  3. ^ Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed 28 October 2009