Soul Zodiac

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Soul Zodiac
Soul Zodiac.jpg
Studio album by
The Nat Adderley Sextet and Rick Holmes
Released1972
Recorded1972
StudioIndependent Recording Studios (Studio City, Los Angeles, California)
GenreJazz
Length1:06:55
LabelCapitol
Producer
Nat Adderley chronology
Calling Out Loud
(1968)
Soul Zodiac
(1972)
Soul of the Bible
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Soul Zodiac is the first collaborative studio album by the Nat Adderley Sextet and Rick Holmes, presented by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. It was released in 1972 through Capitol Records. Recording sessions took place at Independent Recording Studios in Studio City, Los Angeles, California with production handled by David Axelrod and Cannonball Adderley. The album features narration from Rick Holmes on all tracks and contributions from the sextet: Nat Adderley on cornet, George Duke on Fender Rhodes electric piano, Walter Booker on string bass and guitar, Roy McCurdy on drums, Mike Deasy on guitar, and Ernie Watts on flute and tambourine, with guest appearance by Cannonball Adderley on two songs.

The album peaked at number 75 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and at number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States.

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.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Introduction"3:00
2."Aries"4:52
3."Libra"
3:15
4."Capricorn"
6:10
5."Aquarius"
7:47
6."Pisces"
3:53
7."Sagittarius"
5:15
8."Gemini"
  • Nat Adderley
  • Walter Booker
  • Roy McCurdy
  • Rick Holmes
3:45
9."Leo"
  • Nat Adderley
  • Rick Holmes
2:51
10."Virgo"
  • George Duke
  • Mike Deasy
  • Rick Holmes
4:10
11."Scorpio"
  • Ernie Watts
  • Rick Holmes
4:23
12."Cancer"
  • Nat Adderley
  • Walter Booker
  • Roy McCurdy
  • Rick Holmes
2:45
13."Taurus"
  • Nat Adderley
  • Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
  • Rick Holmes
13:52
Total length:1:06:55

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 75
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "The Soul Zodiac – Cannonball Adderley / Nat Adderley". AllMusic. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cannonball Adderley Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cannonball Adderley Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2018.

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