Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Liederhalle Stuttgart ’69 (2018)
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“Liederhalle Stuttgart ’69” comes from the archives of German broadcaster Südwestrundfun and features five tracks from one of Cannonball Adderley Quintet’s many post-World War II European performances. Pianist Joe Zawinul’s Rumpelstiltskin is edgy and upbeat, showcasing a hard-swinging side to the ensemble, while The Painted Dessert’s range of moods and tempos sees the five musicians working together to create something special and idiosyncratic.
Throughout the decade when pop ruthlessly swept jazz aside, the Adderley brothers managed to stay in business with their distinctive “spirit of the south” – an optimistic, life-affirming style of modern jazz, bursting with colour yet steeped in the blues. The Liederhalle concert was the highlight of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet’s 1969 European tour. From soul and blues (Sweet Emma, Oh Babe) to free-form contemporary (The Painted Desert) and lollypops cleverly combined with commercialism ((Work Song), the audience that night witnessed the sublime art of the quintet.
01 – Work Song
02 – Rumpelstiltskin
03 – Sweet Emma
04 – Why Am I Treated so Bad
05 – Painted Desert
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto saxophone
Nat Adderley – trumpet
Joe Zawinul – piano, keyboards
Victor Gaskin – bass
Roy McCurdy – drums
Recorded live on March 20, 1969 at Liederhalle Stuttgart.
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