Ah man! Cannonball. First I had the listen to “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” from the live album of the same name. I wore that baby OUT in college! Then I had to lend a quick ear to Brother Cannonball and Sister Nancy Wilson from their 1993 collaboration. Sublime. Although I ultimately gravitated to tenor sax, Cannonball’s alto was always so pure.
Then on to the “task” at hand. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse, 1960. [more]