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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

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Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone), Nat Adderley (cornet), Joe Zawinul (piano), Victor Gaskin (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums).

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"Live at 'The Club'" boasts the cover of this 1966 album. Of course, this turned out to be a lie, as did the entirety of the original liner notes. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy was not recorded at that Chicago venue, but instead at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. (The ruse was a favor to the club owner.) The hollering audience was comprised of invited guests and stimulated by free booze. Still, their enthusiasm is definitely well warranted, as alto man Cannonball Adderley and his band offer a riveting blend of postbop calisthenics and soul-jazz grooves. Joe Zawinul's famous title track, with its hypnotic, gospel-drenched funkiness, was a crossover top 10 pop hit, as well as an astonishing exercise in restraint for Zawinul, who somehow resists the urge to dig in on his electric piano, instead opting for a deep, mellow mood. The rest of the album cooks, with Cannonball, brother Nat on cornet, and Zawinul supplying the heat. --Marc Greilsamer
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  • Audio CD (July 4, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B000005GY5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is the person that inspired me to play better and practice harder. Not only that, but it made me want to get every other CD he has, and I'm still trying to find as many CDs of his I can get. Let me tell you, this is by FAR the best Cannonball CD there is! There's no way any other alto saxophone in history beats Cannonball's liveliness and technique. Not only that, but he has the biggest variation on tone you could find. If you listen to the most beautiful "Nearness of You" with Cannonball, then go straight to the funky "Fun", you will be amazed by his amazing technique. GET THIS NOW! And while you're at it, go for "In San Fransisco Live." And if you're into jazz funk and hard bop, go check out "Roots of Jazz Funk". It includes the following artists in one of the best compilations of jazz funk I've ever heard: Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers, Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, John Coltrane,
Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Smith, and Charles Mingus.
Don't miss the best oppurtunity of a lifetime!
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Let me just tell you, this is about as exciting as it gets! The recording actually feels like it took place at a famous jazz club on a summer night, but as everyone knows by now, this wasn't so, and it was recorded in Capitol studios. This album finds the quintet at the top of its game, this time featuring Cannonball, his brother Nat on cornet, the spectacular Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Of the six exciting numbers, I'd have to say that "Games" is my favorite, another great example of how amazingly underrated Nat was as a composer. The title track has this after-hours mood that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Whenever you're down about something, just put on that track, and I guarantee it will help you deal with whatever your problem is. You can't possibly call yourself a jazz or Cannonball fan and not own this magnificent album, so order it now!
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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy is one of my favorite jazz tunes--with Zawinul's soulful electric piano and Cannonball's unmistakeable intro to the piece. Sticks and Sack O Woe are the other gems on this album. The entire album deserves 5 stars, and should be part of every jazz collection.
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Cannonball Adderley has had me for a fan since the first time I heard him in1961 While serving in France with the United States Air Force. This CD plays flawlessly with a lot of High Fidelity. A really great buy for the Money. Amazon and The Post office show I have not received this CD, but I received it here at my house today March 7, 2014.

Achille Knaps, Jr.
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Looking for Jazz and Blues , and a Artist that will be in our Countries music history for years ,
You have found it

I have already worn deep groves in this classic and planning on going deeper until I wear it out
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Discussion of this album tends to be dominated by the title track, which was a hit single. It's a nice, catchy tune (probably closer to instrumental R&B than jazz for the genre-obsessed) but highly unrepresentative of the rest of the album, which is an excellent snapshot of mainstream mid-60s jazz.

Some critics accuse Cannonball of "selling out" and "commercializing" his music, and yeah, you can hear the influence of popular music here. But there's absolutely no compromise in the integrity of the music, and Cannonball's playing is actually more edgy and adventurous than on his earlier bebop recordings. Listen to "Games", a fairly innocuous soul jazz tune, where Cannonball plays some fairly avant-garde stuff.

The best material on here is on "Sticks" (one of Cannonball's best tunes) and "Sack'o'Woe". The latter is an interesting contrast to the classic 1960 version with Victor Feldman; this one has less of the driving swing rhythm but is much, much funkier. "Fun" is relatively adventurous post-bop and "Hippodelphia" is one of Zawinul's best straight-ahead tunes.

If you like this one, I would also check out "Money in the Pocket" and "Why Am I Treated So Bad".
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Mercy, mercy mercy! This cd is a killer. All 6 songs are excellent, from the opening bops on "Fun" to the ending shuffle notes of "Woe." Though the setup is sort of a lie, its obvious the band, and especially Cannonball, are having a great time. Cannonball really demonstrates his mastery of his instrument, playing the whole range and a variety of different licks. Nat Adderly is excellent to. Zawinul puts heart into his piano and keyboard, and time is never lost with very solid playing from the Gaskin the bass player and the drummer. Get this cd, you won't be sorry. If you like Adderley, bebop or just any kind of jazz, its impossible for this cd NOT to get your feet tapping and your fingers snapping. Deffinitely Cannon at his best.
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I was born 7 months and a few days before this record was recorded. 34 years later, I'm listening to it for the first time and having a blast! I've found that lot of 'jazz musicians' these days take themselves and the music they play waaayyyy too seriously and it really shows. It just sucks all the life out of their performances, though they may have practiced on their craft ALL THEIR LIVES. But Cannonball and crew effectively show the world how to bop, funk, jam, party, and have fun without compromising musicianship or the intergrity of the music(in other words, they still swing hard!) Discovering this CD has shown me what's missing in all styles of jazz today...FUN, ENTERTAINMENT AND ENJOYMENT! And isn't that what music is supposed to do anyway? Well, its changed and in some ways reaffirmed my views on jazz and music in general. Highly recommended music!
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