Pyramid (Cannonball Adderley album)

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Pyramid
Studio album by Cannonball Adderley
Released 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 23:36
Label Fantasy
Producer David Axelrod
Cannonball Adderley chronology
Inside Straight
(1973)
Pyramid
(1974)
Phenix
(1975)

Pyramid is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in 1974 featuring performances by Adderley's Quintet with Nat Adderley, Hal Galper, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest appearances by Phil Upchurch, George Duke, and Jimmy Jones.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and states "Cannonball Adderley is in generally good form on this 1974 recording... Nothing too earthshattering occurs but this is an improvement over many of Adderley's Capitol recordings".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 2½ stars.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 2.5/4 stars[3]


Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley except as indicated

  1. "Phases" (Hal Galper) - 6:00
  2. "My Lady Blue" (Galper) - 4:45
  3. "Book-Ends" (David Axelrod) - 5:35
  4. "Pyramid" - 3:40
  5. "Suite Cannon: The King and I" - 3:13
  6. "Suite Cannon: Time In" - 4:33
  7. "Suite Cannon: For Melvin Lastie" - 2:36
  8. "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:36
  • Recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA in 1974

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 4 November 2009
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 4 November 2009
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.