Inside Straight (album)

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Inside Straight
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Live album by Cannonball Adderley
Released 1973
Recorded June 4, 1973
Genre Jazz
Length 39:16
Label Fantasy
Producer David Axelrod
Cannonball Adderley chronology
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Inside Straight is a live album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at the Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in 1973 featuring performances by Adderley's Quintet with Nat Adderley, Hal Galper, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest percussionist King Errisson.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3½ stars and states "After seven years with Capitol, Cannonball Adderley switched labels to Fantasy where he reunited with producer Orrin Keepnews and the quality of his music immediately improved".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "This was one of his live-in-the-studio sessions with a late edition of the band. Galper plays smart, probing electric piano and Booker and McCurdy generate considerable heat".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley & Nat Adderley except as indicated

  1. Introduction by Bill Hall, KDIA (San Francisco) - 0:19
  2. "Inside Straight" - 3:19
  3. "Saudade" (Walter Booker) - 7:47
  4. "Inner Journey" (Hal Galper) - 8:28
  5. "Snakin' the Grass" (Galper) - 6:24
  6. "Five of a Kind" (Nat Adderley) - 5:27
  7. "Second Son" (Galper) - 6:26
  8. "The End" - 1:06
  • Recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA on June 4, 1973



  1. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 3 November 2009
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 3 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. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 3. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.