Sunday, March 11, 2012

Something Else

Really one need only consider the inclusion of Miles Davis and Art Blakey to pique an interest in this one, but it is noteworthy to mention that Something Else is widely considered one of the most important Jazz albums of all time. Julian "Cannonball" Adderley was a giant man with a giant tone and an a keen intuition as a player. Like Basra, I can confidently recommend this one to those folks who aren't Jazz aficionados, but maybe are looking for a few landmark releases to keep around should the occasion arise.

6 comments:

the wizard said...

My first exposure to jazz was courtesy of two co-workers at a bakery in Oklahoma where I worked graveyard just after high school. This record was on regular rotation, and is amazing. I assumed for years that Cannonball Adderley was the famous guy who just had some other dudes playing with him, it didn't click that the Miles fellow was well respected in his own right until years later (not to mention the drummer)....excellent release.

said...

Fantastic record.

alex said...

this record was my small gateway into the crazy world of jazz!!
i used to hate jazz music until i got hooked on this album...
great!!keep up the good work!!

psychic vacuum said...

Very nice thanks a lot. Also, I'm sure aren't into auto- promotion so, I'll do it for you. Very nice interview on The living Dooway. http://thelivingdoorway.blogspot.com/2012/03/20-questions-with-aesop-dekker.html

Martin.

AuroraNorth said...

classy and suave, thanks.

Hammerin Papa J, wanderer, explorer of space and time said...

GREAT album!