Soul Zodiac

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Soul Zodiac
Soul Zodiac.jpg
Studio album by Nat Adderley
Released 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Jazz
Label Capitol
Producer Cannonball Adderley & David Axelrod
Nat Adderley chronology
Calling Out Loud
(1968)Calling Out Loud1968
Soul Zodiac
Soul of the Bible
(1972)Soul of the Bible1972

Soul Zodiac is an album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley released on the Capitol label featuring performances by Adderley's Sextet with Ernie Watts, Mike Deasy, George Duke, Walter Booker, and Roy McCurdy with narration by Rick Holmes and Cannonball Adderley guesting on two tracks.[1] Because of the prominent production credit on the cover the album is often mistakenly credited to Cannonball Adderley. Also, Soul Zodiac is not to be confused with Cannonball Adderley's Love, Sex, and the Zodiac.


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars stating "The music is very eclectic, ranging from mainstream jazz to free-form freak-outs and even hilarious heavy metal rock... Whether or not you accept astrology, this double set is a lot of fun".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Nat Adderley except as indicated. All narration by Rick Holmes
  1. "Introduction" - 3:02
  2. "Aries" - 4:57
  3. "Libra" (Walter Booker) - 3:21
  4. "Capricorn" (George Duke) - 6:13
  5. "Aquarius" (Mike Deasy) - 7:57
  6. "Pisces" - (Adderley, Ernie Watts) - 3:53
  7. "Sagittarius" (Roy McCurdy) - 5:21
  8. "Gemini" (Adderley, Booker, McCurdy) - 3:41
  9. "Leo" - 2:58
  10. "Virgo" (Deasy, Duke) - 4:18
  11. "Scorpio" (Watts) - 4:29
  12. "Cancer" (Adderley, Booker, McCurdy) - 2:47
  13. "Taurus" - 13:58



  1. ^ Cannonball Adderley Rendez-vous accessed February 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 19, 2010