Cannonball Adderly with Bill Evans – Know What I Mean (1961) [Analogue Productions 2002] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Cannonball Adderly with Bill Evans – Know What I Mean (1961) [Analogue Productions 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:18 minutes | Scans included | 2,14 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,02 GB

What’s better than a Bill Evans Trio album? How about a Bill Evans trio album on which the bassist is Percy Heath, the drummer is Connie Kay, and the leader is not Evans but alto sax god Cannonball Adderley, making the group actually a quartet? It’s a different sort of ensemble, to be sure, and the musical results are marvelous. Adderley’s playing on “Waltz for Debby” is both muscular and sensitive, as it is on the other Evans composition here, a modal ballad called “Know What I Mean?” Other treats include the sprightly “Toy” and two takes of the Gershwin classic “Who Cares?” The focus here is, of course, on Adderley’s excellent post-bop stylings, but it’s also interesting to hear Evans playing with a rhythm section as staid and conservative as Kay and Heath (both charter members of the Modern Jazz Quartet). It’s hard to imagine any fan of mainstream jazz not finding much to love on this very fine recording.


01. Waltz For Debby
02. Goodbye
03. Who Cares? (take 5)
04. Venice
05. Toy
06. Elsa
07. Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
08. Know What I Mean? (take 7)
09. Who Cares? (take 4)
10. Know What I Mean? (take 12)

Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
Bill Evans – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Connie Kay – drums



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