The Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago
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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago

April 27, 1999

  Song Title
Limehouse Blues
Stars Fell On Alabama
Grand Central
You're A Weaver Of Dreams
The Sleeper

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  • Label: Verve Records
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  • Total Length: 33:59
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  • ASIN: B000VWLX9Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,762 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Saxophone for the World June 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This performance is a great union. The entire feel of the Miles Davis Sextet changes without Miles himself: how can a lone trumpet be so forceful? But I'm glad to report that this change is by no means bad. The playing of 'Canonball and Coltrane', to refer to the title of the original album (which had nicer cover art), is miraculous. They fill Miles's temporary void masterfully, churning out their passions and making the uttermost of sounds. I'm sad in saying it, but it's a relief to hear strong, straight-ahead music from these players that doesn't have Miles's searching lash always driving it to new ground. This is sit-back-and-burn music.

Quintet in Chicago begins with the classic cutting tune Limehouse Blues (to hear another good match on this riff, refer to the album Roy and Diz). If you love the saxophone and if you have half an ear, you will be frozen at attention by the time Cannonball breaks out of the melody and takes wing - and the altitude doesn't diminish; Coltrane pushes up and up: this song may leave you spent. But you can't stop now - Stars Fell on Alabama is next. This is the very model of the ballad, featuring Cannonball and rhythm. This is my favorite track on this album, and one of my favorite on any. Each note cannonball sings here is a gift, and the whole is easy and wailing; and it is a sweet spell in the ears. But I urge you not to listen to this more than thirteen times in a row right now - you have the rest of the album to hear. WIth a wish to keep this review brief, I will say only that the rest of the album is fully energetic and satisfying. Especially beautiful is Coltrane's ballad feature, You're a Weaver of Dreams.

Please go out and buy, or click and buy, this CD right now if you haven't heard it, especially if you play saxophone. You will keep it near for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Five Stars!! June 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I had the original stereo recording of this, and I am glad it's rereleased on CD. I thoroughly enjoy every cut on this recording. Cannonball does a lovely reading of "Stars", and the interaction between him and Coltrane is great, you can tell the mutual admiration each of them had for each other. Highly recommended listening!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl was perfect, performances excellent June 2, 2011
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I will not review the music, as everybody knows this is a classic, and nothing I can add. The sound quality of this pressing is excellent and the quality of the heavy vinyl is superb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding piece of Cannonball's Work October 28, 2013
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This is one of those playlists that points out graphically why we were so unfortunate to have lost this master of the alto sax at such an early age. His work with Coltrane and the members of his quintet is special in his Chicago album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Kool! August 9, 2013
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jazz when jazz was kool. glad I have it and listen to it often. two sax greats playing near their prime. fun and kool
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