Louis Hayes
Cannonball Adderley - Nat Adderley - Joe Zawinul - Yusef Lateef - Sam Jones
Brother John
Germany - 1963














from the archives of Andy Lüscher - Switzerland - thank you Andy!!


Cannonball Adderley: Live in '63

This is Cannonball's little big band with three horns out front performing compositions of Oscar Pettiford, Ernie Wilkins, and Quincy Jones, among others. Multi-instrumentalist and superbly talented Yusef Lateef is featured throughout these concert performances along with the band's brass section - to quote Cannonball Adderley - , cornetist Nat Adderely. The classic and most highly celebrated Cannonball Adderley rhythm section of bassist Sam Jones, drummer Louis Hayes, and pre-Weather Report pianist Joe Zawinul is on full display throughout these performances. This collection is a reminder that Cannonball Adderley was one of the most outstanding and highly respected alto saxophonists in the history of jazz, a blues-based jazzman who could play anything in superb fashion.