Much Brass

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Much Brass
Much Brass.jpg
Studio album by Nat Adderley
Released 1959
Recorded March 23 & 27, 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 39:46
Label Riverside
Nat Adderley chronology
Branching Out
(1958)Branching Out1958
Much Brass
Work Song
(1960)Work Song1960

Much Brass is an album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley released on the Riverside label featuring performances by Adderley's Sextet with Slide Hampton, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Laymon Jackson, and Albert Heath.[1]


The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars.[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars, stating: "Some interesting arrangements here, presumably largely the work of Hampton, and some delicately interwoven playing which largely belies the bluster implied in the title.... Not immediately identifiable as a 'typical' Nat Adderley record, but a beautiful statement all the same."[3]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Nat Adderley except as indicated
  1. "Blue Concept" (Gigi Gryce) - 7:37
  2. "Little Miss" (Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin) - 4:28
  3. "Israel" (Johnny Carisi) - 3:53
  4. "What Next?" - 3:20
  5. "Moving" - 5:03
  6. "Blue Brass Groove" (Nat Adderley, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley) - 5:39
  7. "Accents" - 5:40
  8. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (Traditional) - 4:06
  • Recorded in New York City on March 23 & 27, 1959



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed February 16, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed February 16, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.