Sayin' Somethin'

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Sayin' Somethin'
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Studio album by Nat Adderley
Released 1966
Recorded February 16, 1966
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Nat Adderley chronology
Sayin' Somethin'
Live at Memory Lane
(1966)Live at Memory Lane1966

Sayin' Somethin' is an album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley released on the Atlantic label featuring four performances by Adderley with an 11-piece orchestra and four by Adderley's Quintet with Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Bob Cranshaw, and Roy McCurdy.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Cornetist Nat Adderley was at the peak of his powers in the mid-1960's... making this set one to search for".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "Hearing Nat in the presence of both Joe Henderson and Herbie Hancock provides ample reminder that his approach to hard bop and soul-jazz was one that very much stayed up with the times".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Nat Adderley except as indicated
  1. "Manchild" - 2:48
  2. "Call Me" (Tony Hatch) - 3:08
  3. "Walls of Jericho" (Traditional) - 6:56
  4. "Gospelette" - 3:13
  5. "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) - 2:43
  6. "Cantaloupe Island" (Herbie Hancock) - 7:22
  7. "Hippodelphia" (Joe Zawinul) - 3:42
  8. "The Other Side" - 7:07
  • Recorded in New York City on January 13, 1966 (tracks 3, & 6-8) and December 20, 1965 (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5)



  1. ^ Joe Henderson discography accessed February 18, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 17, 2010
  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. 11. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.