THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER - JACKSON MILT, ADDERLEY CANNONBALL - LP Vinyl

22.90
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Artist: JACKSON MILT, ADDERLEY CANNONBALL
Format: LP Vinyl
Status: Εξαντλημένο - Out of Stock
Label: EMI UMG
Release Date: 17/12/2016
Number of Discs: 1
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THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER - JACKSON MILT, ADDERLEY CANNONBALL
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This was an all star meeting of Cannonball and Milt, both superb musicians and fine players of the blues. Cannonball was an exuberant player (sometimes too much so, although not here), Bags less so, but both were among the very best on their instruments and on top form here. Cannonball was, of course, one of the very best of the modern altos of the fifties and sixties and Bags quite simply the best modern vibes player ever.
The rhythm section lives up to its collective reputation with Wynton Kelly, a fine bluesy and swinging pianist and a superb accompanist almost matching the solo work of the two principals. Percy Heath was a fine bassist and Art Blakey at the drums the master of them all.
The arrangements are all fairly simple but the whole point of the disc is the invigorating and joyful improvising from all concerned. Blues Oriental is a minor blues with lively solos all round, Things are Getting Better a joyously funky and slightly tongue in cheek blues, Serves Me Right a marvellous example of the cooperation and entwining of lines between the members of the band, Groovin' High a fine example of the updating of a bop tune from the forties without losing any of its quality, and so on and so on. There isn't a weak spot anywhere on the disc. They sound to have had an absolute ball making this.
The music is swinging, bluesy, vigorous and melodic. It makes you feel good to be alive. You can also listen to it many times and still find new subtleties in it. If I had more stars to give, I would do. These guys really are that good.

Tracklist:

1. Blues Oriental - Album Version
2. Things Are Getting Better - Instrumental
3. Serves Me Right - Take 5
4. Groovin' High - Album Version
5. The Sidewalks Of New York - Take 5
6. Sounds For Sid - Album Version
7. Just One Of Those Things - Album Version