Domination (Cannonball Adderley album)

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Studio album by
RecordedApril 26, 1965 & May 20, 1970 (bonus track)
ProducerDavid Axelrod
Cannonball Adderley chronology
Cannonball Adderley's Fiddler on the Roof
Money in the Pocket

Domination is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley released on the Capitol label featuring performances by Adderley with an orchestra conducted by Oliver Nelson.[1][2] The CD release added the bonus track "Experience in E" composed by Joe Zawinul and originally released on the 1970 album The Cannonball Adderley Quintet & Orchestra.[3]


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album three stars, and states: "While not an essential or pivotal recording in Cannonball Adderley's career, Domination is one of few big-band joint efforts, an intriguing studio-produced sidebar in his otherwise stellar discography."[4] The All About Jazz review by Chris May calls the album "a curio for Cannonball fans, but something of more substantial interest to those interested in Zawinul's trajectory".[5] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3½ stars, stating: "Both Adderleys feature through a series of monumental sounding charts by Oliver Nelson - which come through mightily in an exemplary remastering - on some very enterprising material."[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley except as indicated

  1. "Domination" - 3:37
  2. "Cyclops" (Nat Adderley) - 4:40
  3. "Introduction to a Samba" - 5:08
  4. "Shake a Lady" (Ray Bryant) - 3:00
  5. "Interlude" (Jay Jay Johnson) - 4:49
  6. "Mystified (aka Angel Face)" (Joe Zawinul) - 3:45
  7. "I Worship You" (Cole Porter) - 6:17
  8. "Gon Gong" (Victor Feldman) - 3:31
  9. "Experience in E" (William Fischer, Zawinul) - 20:11
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in New York City, NY on April 26, 1965 (tracks 1-8) and Los Angeles, CA on May 20, 1970 (track 9)



  1. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 2 November 2009
  2. ^ Capitol Records discography accessed August 18, 2015
  3. ^ Allmusic Review accessed 2 November 2009
  4. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed February 26, 2010
  5. ^ May, C. Domination Review All About Jazz, August 27, 2005.
  6. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 10. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.