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Cannonball Takes Charge

1 Aug 2002 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Aug 2002
  • Release Date: 1 Aug 2002
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 52:49
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  • ASIN: B001IYPUCK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,461 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Moontrane TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Nov 2013
Format: Audio CD
This excellent album was recorded in New York on April 23/27 & May 12, 1959 with Cannonball Adderley(alto sax); Wynton Kelly(piano); Paul Chambers or Percy Heath(bass) & Jimmy Cobb or Albert 'Tootie' Heath(drums).
Adderley is in exuberant form on 7 memorable tracks(plus 2 alternative takes) including 6 standards and the altoist's original, 'Barefoot Sunday Blues'. Highlights include a scintillating version of 'I Remember You', the lyrical 'Poor Butterfly' & the ballad 'I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry'.
'Cannonball Takes Charge' is an ideal introduction to Adderley's often underrated alto saxophone playing.

BTW ~ This album, less the 2 alternative takes, has been reissued(2010) along with 'Quintet in Chicago' featuring John Coltrane on POLL WINNERS RECORDS PWR 27205.
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Good quality,without being spectacular,Cannonball.
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By D. J. Duffy on 23 Aug 2013
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Cannonball Adderley is one of the best Alto sax players you could ever hear, he has a free flowing style with a wonderful tone, I have not heard a bad or even slightly poor album of theirs, I have seven C.D.`s and five vinyl albums .
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Cannonball Takes Charge 7 Aug 2004
By Tom B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In my humble opinion, the most underrated jazz album ever! This album never seemed to get much attention mainly because albums done by Cannonball's quintet have overshadowed this masterpiece. Recorded while Cannonball was a featured member of the amazing Miles Davis Sextet, this album demonstrates him at the top of his game. The album has this very light feeling about it, even though Cannonball swings hard. The way Cannonball and the band (Wynton Kelly on piano, with either Paul Chambers or Percy Heath on bass, and either Jimmy Cobb or Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums) treat these classics is just amazing. The only track that isn't a standard is the intriguing original "Barefoot Sunday Blues", which once again demonstrates Cannonball's mastery of the blues. If I had to pick my favorite track on this set it would have to be "Poor Butterfly" (It's interesting to compare the differences between this version and the one on Sonny Rollins's masterpiece "Volume Two".) This album really deserves more attention than it gets, so if you're a fan of "Somethin' Else", Cannonball's work with the Miles sextet, or his work with his classic quintet, you will love this album!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Consummate Cannonball! 28 Oct 2002
By Caponsacchi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Unquestionably, the best album under Cannonball's name. The quintet/sextet albums are mostly geared to a more pop market and contain much "packaged" soul and funk, while the dates Cannonball shared with Miles, Bags, Bill Evans, Coltrane, and Gil Evans often find him deferring to or competing against musical temperaments not wholly sympathetic with his own. But with no other horn to share the solo space and a grooving accompanist like Wynton Kelley, Cannonball indeed "takes charge," having his ebullient, inventive way with a varied program of show tunes ("If This Isn't Love)," soul tunes ("Barefoot Sunday Blues"), jazz standards ("I Remember You") and sentimental old favorites ("Poor Butterfly"). And the photo of Cannonball on the front cover of this Riverside classic is as good as any I've seen of this masterful musician. For the sake of jazz fans, saxophonists, and collectors everywhere, let's hope this one remains in circulation, digitally remastered or not (Cannonball's musical mastery is sufficient in itself).
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
From the cover to the last note... 25 Sep 2003
By "douglasnegley" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD. True, it was a Riverside session - the cover is a Riverside picture - and now released by Capitol, where Cannon went in 1963, tapes in tow, and that shows both in the groove and the personnel: Wynton, Chambers, Cobb, and the Heath brothers. Every single track, alternate takes included, is Cannonball blowing in his very best soul/gospel/blues/bop mode. It is interesting to contrast "Barefoot Sunday Blues" on this recording with "Spontaneous Combustion" on the equally 5-star "Cannonball 5tet In San Fransisco" with a completely different group of sidemen and his brother, Nat. Notice also Wynton playing the identical 'turnaround' on this tune, right before Percy takes his, as on "Things Are Getting Better", the title track from another Riverside classic. Really nice to see this material reissued on CD.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Sparkling! 18 Sep 2004
By Andrew Stevenson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This recording is a reminder of what a great pianist Wynton Kelly was. He sparkles and shines everytime his fingers hit the keys. He is the perfect match for Cannonball's jaunty alto sax. Bassists Paul Chambers and Percy Heath and drummers Jimmy Cobb and Tootie Heath do their swinging things throughout. It is inevitable to compare this CD with another great Cannonball quartet recording, "Know What I Mean?," featuring pianist Bill Evans. "Cannonball Takes Charge" definitely holds it own!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Blues Church...at least during the 2nd half 30 Jan 2005
By Pharoah S. Wail - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a really cool album. Actually it's more like 2 mini albums in one. It's 2 different bands with 2 quite different approaches.

Tracks 1 - 4 are Cannonball on alto, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums.

Tracks 5 - 9 are Cannonball on alto, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums.

Tracks 1 - 4 are nice enough, but for me, tracks 5 - 9 are the heart and soul of this album. The 5 - 9 band is just killin'... bluesier, soul-drenched, hard-swinging magic. Plus I just like the later tunes more than the first ones.

I remember the first time I listened to this disc. For the first few tracks I was thinking wow Cannonball isn't the bluesd-out soul master on this one. Then the disc hit that midpoint where it changes bands and I was like now THIS is what I come to hear Cannonball for! Even the sound is better on the 2nd half. There is more of a magical halo around Cannonball's tone. It has more of that open, spacious Blue Note type of feel.

Ditto that on Wynton Kelly. Not so much on that golden halo, but on the playing. The first half is nice enough, but the second half is that bluesy, slowed-down, knock-out quintessential Wynton Kelly playing. He was one of the all-time greats. There's no two ways about it.

Just get this one, you won't regret it. You could even get this and Cannonball's "Something Else" as your 2 first jazz discs and be well on your way to a killer collection.
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