The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York

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The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York
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Live album by Cannonball Adderley
Released 1962
Recorded January 12 & 14, 1962
Genre Jazz, hard bop, post-bop, soul jazz
Length 44:49
Label Riverside RLP 9404
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York is a live album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at the Village Vanguard and released on the Riverside label featuring performances by Adderley with Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes.[1]


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars noting "This was the recording debut of the Adderley Sextet, with Cannonball waxing eloquently and swingingly on alto, brother Nat charging ahead on cornet, and the versatile Yusef Lateef (who had joined the band only three weeks earlier) adding a bit of an edge on tenor, flute, and unusually for a jazz wind player, oboe on the odd, dirge-like "Syn-Anthesia." There is plenty of talk from Cannonball as well... This group would be Zawinul's springboard to prominence in the jazz world — and already his compulsively funky mastery of bop and the blues has fused tightly with the Sam Jones/Louis Hayes rhythm section."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 2½ stars stating "'Bringing in Joe Zawinul and Yusef Lateef energised the band anew".[3] When reissued in 2008 All About Jazz called the album "perhaps the single most indispensable recording by the Adderley Brothers".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 2.5/4 stars[3]
Down Beat 3.5/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Introduction by Cannonball – 1:54
  2. "Gemini" (Jimmy Heath) – 11:46
  3. "Planet Earth" (Yusef Lateef) – 7:59
  4. "Dizzy's Business" (Ernie Wilkins) – 6:59
  5. "Syn-Anthesia" (Lateef) – 7:03
  6. "Scotch and Water" (Joe Zawinul) – 5:56
  7. "Cannon's Theme" (Sam Jones) – 3:17
  • Recorded at the Village Vanguard in New York City, NY on January 12 & 14, 1962



  1. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 20 October 2009
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed 20 October 2009
  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. 10. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4. 
  4. ^ Chell, S. The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York All About Jazz, April 19, 2008
  5. ^ Down Beat: April 26, 1962 vol. 29, no. 9