The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free

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The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free
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Live album with studio tracks by
RecordedSeptember 19, 1970 live at the Monterey Jazz Festival and October 5 & 6, 1970 at Capitol Tower, Hollywood, California.
ProducerDavid Axelrod
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free is an album by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet recorded, in part, at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival. A portion of the performance is memorialized in the Clint Eastwood movie Play Misty For Me. Additional "live in-studio" tracks were recorded the following month at the Capitol Records Tower, in Hollywood, to turn the Monterey material into a double album. The album features Adderley with brother Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy and guest appearances by Bob West and Cannon's 15-year-old nephew Nat Adderley, Jr. who penned and performed the gospel-influenced protest title song. [2]


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 3½ stars and states: "Cannonball was a populist at heart, and his generosity of spirit shines through this often deliciously diverse album, which ranges wildly from flat-out soul to Brazilian music to a cautious toedip into the avant-garde.... This is a fascinating contemporary snapshot of the Quintet, whose later recordings are too casually dismissed these days."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley except as indicated

  1. "Soul Virgo" (George Duke, Mike Deasy, Rick Holmes) - 1:46
  2. "Rumplestiltskin" (Joe Zawinul) - 5:11
  3. "Inquisition" (Nat Adderley) - 2:25
  4. "Devastatement" (Nat Adderley) - 2:55
  5. "Pra Dizer Adeus (To Say Goodbye)" (Edú Lobo, Torquato Neto, Lani Hall) - 2:49
  6. "The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free" (Nat Adderley, Jr.) - 4:40
  7. "Some Time Ago" (Sergio Mihanovich) - 4:12
  8. "Exquisition" (Nat Adderley) - 4:15
  9. "Painted Desert" (Joe Zawinul) - 5:55
  10. "Directions" (Zawinul) - 1:35
  11. "Down in Black Bottom" (Nat Adderley) - 5:17
  12. "1-2-3-Go-O-O-O!" (Zawinul, McCurdy, Booker, Nat Adderley) - 4:41
  13. "Lonesome Stranger" (Nat Adderley) - 2:01
  14. "Get Up Off Your Knees" - 4:59
  15. "Wild-Cat Pee" - 3:22
  16. "Alto Sex" - 2:10
  17. "Bridges" (Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant, Gene Lees) - 4:21
  18. "Out and In" - 5:48
  19. "Together" (Nat Adderley, Jr.) - 6:31
  20. "The Scene" (Nat Adderley, Zawinul) - 0:36
  • Recorded September 19, 1970 at the Monterey Jazz Festival (Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,13,17,19,20)
  • Recorded October 5, 1970 at the Capitol Tower (Tracks 8,9,10,11,18)
  • Recorded October 6, 1970 at the Capitol Tower (Tracks 12,14,15,16)



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography, accessed October 28, 2009.
  3. ^ Ginell, R. S. Allmusic review, accessed 28 October 2009.