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Somethin' Else [LP]
Vinyl | LP (12" album, 33 rpm)
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Recorded in March of 1958, Cannonball Adderley's SOMETHIN' ELSE was recording during the era when Adderley was part of the Miles Davis Sextet. Featured on the album are Adderley on alto sax along with Miles Davis on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Art Blakey on drums. of note, this is one of the few post-1955 appearances of Miles Davis as a sideman. SOMETHIN' ELSE will be reissued on vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
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And even better on vinyl. I have the CD, which sounds very good, but I like the vinyl better. It's warmer and the individual instruments are more distinct. And the copy I received was perfectly flat and quiet.
I don't always choose vinyl over CDs, vinyl is an imperfect medium, and it's certainly less convenient - you can't take it anywhere like you can with MP3s on your phone. But some recordings sound better on vinyl, and IMO this is one of them.
Adderley's hard-bop approach somehow works very well with Davis on this disc as the blues lines
are played by the combo. This is one of a few of Davis' appearances as a sideman.
How can you go wrong with a line-up like this:
Art Blakey, drums
Sam Jones, bass
Hank Jones, piano
Cannonball Adderley, alto sax
Miles Davis, trumpet
The cream of the jazz world all sitting in one studio workin' it like no other combo. This group swings.
The recording is by the famous Rudy Van Gelder who's name you will see on many great jazz works
and he also remastered this release as well.
The songs were arranged by Adderley; and Davis, who was fresh from rehab and hungry for work,
leaves his indelible mark on the music. People thought this was a Miles Davis album when it was first
released. It is not.
My favorite piece is 'One For Daddy-o' but they are all great tunes exceptionally rendered by the
quintet. All in all you get 43 minutes of pure blues bliss which you will return to again and again.
I consider this a desert island disc. It was included in 'The Penquin Guide to Jazz' as a Core Selection;
and yes it will play in any CD player; it is a Hybrid SACD disc. That means there are two sets on the
disc, one is normal and the other is remastered for SACD/DSD surround sound.
Whether you opt for the SACD hybrid or the standard CD you will fall in love with this music. I own a
moderate high end Denon/Polk Audio 7.1 stereo system and find the music on the SACD has more
presence in the room over the standard CD presentation; even when listening in 2 speaker stereo.