Lovers (Cannonball Adderley album)

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Studio album by Cannonball Adderley
Released 1975
Recorded June 24 & 25 and October 31, 1975
Genre Jazz
Label Fantasy
Producer Nat Adderley & Orrin Keepnews
Cannonball Adderley chronology
Big Man
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Lovers is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at the Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in 1975, featuring the last recorded performances by Adderley with Nat Adderley, Alvin Batiste, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira with a posthumous track featuring Flora Purim, Nat Adderley, Jr. and Ron Carter.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 1½ stars and states: "This particular LP was already more than half completed with Adderley taking his last solos on three of the selections... but unfortunately none of the music is all that memorable.... After Cannonball's death 'Lovers' (which had been planned for the album) was recorded as a memorial.... The intentions were honorable but the music is pretty forgettable."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nascente" (Hermeto Pascoal) - 6:03
  2. "New Orleans Strut" (Jack DeJohnette) - 4:33
  3. "Children of Time" (George Duke) - 3:39
  4. "Ayjala" (Alvin Batiste) - 7:03
  5. "Salty Dogs" (Batiste) - 7:28
  6. "Lovers" (Nat Adderley Jr.) - 11:39



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography, accessed November 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic review, accessed November 4, 2009.