Chris Gumbley’s ‘Tribute to Cannonball’

Recreating the sound of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet of the late 50s and early 60s.

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Chris Gumbley (alto sax)
Neil Yates (trumpet)
Andrzej Baranek (piano)
James Owston (double bass)
Carl Hemingsley (drums)

Their set spans the period 1955 — 1967, incorporating not only well-trodden classics like Work Song and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, but also real gems like Del Sasser (Sam Jones), Jeannine (Duke Pearson), Jubilation (Junior Mance) and Cannonball’s own Teaneck. Bobby Timmons’ fabulous Gospel-tinged originals This Here and Dat Dere also feature with breakneck versions of I’ll Remember April and Nat Adderley ‘s Spectacular raising the temperature even further.

Joe Zawinul’s hauntingly poetic Yvette, from the 1967 album ‘Why Am I Treated So Bad’, provides a more thoughtful and moving interlude.

The heads have been faithfully transcribed and reproduced, with solo sections providing a more flexible backdrop for individual creativity.