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The Newport Jazz Festival was in full, glorious stride during the 1960s. 🎶 Hear rare sets from Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong on this special episode of @blogsupreme .

Want some live jazz? Without leaving home? @AP 's @RussContreras  has you covered with his report on two small #jazz  labels bringing to life a rare collection of previously unissued recordings by legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. #music  #history 

Rare live recordings of jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley at the peak of his career are coming to digital music services. The 1966-67 recordings of Adderley's quintent at Seattle’s Penthouse club sat largely unheard in archives for decades.

A rare collection of previously unissued recordings by legendary jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley is becoming more accessible thanks to two small jazz labels seeking to keep jazz history alive.

'Cannonball Adderley’s Swingin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse' will be available on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify.


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Over his career, Sergio Mendes has worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Justin Timberlake to Cannonball Adderley, but every collaboration always begins the same way: with the melody.

RIP #NancyWilson , the wonderful singer & civil rights activist whose supple voice & graceful sense of swing bridged Jazz & Pop on many thru the 1960-70s. We're putting on the classic "Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley" in her honor today:

We asked some fans of the label to make a playlist of their favorite Blue Note tracks & here's a great one from @aquadrunkard  that takes you from Cannonball Adderley's timeless "Autumn Leaves" to Ornette Coleman's freewheeling "Dee Dee" #80DaysOfBlueNote 

Weeks after recording "Milestones" for Columbia, Miles Davis & Cannonball Adderley went into Rudy Van Gelder's studio on March 9, 1958 with Hank Jones, Sam Jones & Art Blakey to record "Somethin' Else" (Blue Note 1595) #80DaysOfBlueNote  #TheFinestInJazz 

"Somethin' Else" was Cannonball Adderley's sole album as a leader for Blue Note & remains his magnum opus & a crown jewel of our catalog featuring one of Reid Miles' most iconic album cover designs

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#MilesDavis 60 years ago today on March 9, 1958 at the recording session for Cannonball Adderley's album "Somethin' Else" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, NJ. Get the album on vinyl or CD, stream or download it here: #OTD  #TheFinestInJazz 

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This is Cool. Americans are listening to more vinyl. I can't wait to listen to some Cannonball Adderley this weekend. Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"

#CannonballAdderley "Autumn Leaves" from "Somethin' Else" (1958) -- Stream the Classic Hits of Blue Note #TheFinestInJazz  Cannonball Adderley – alto sax Miles Davis – trumpet Hank Jones – piano Sam Jones – bass Art Blakey – drums

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