Bohemia after Dark (Album review) Cannonball Adderley (1955)

In Album, Bohemia After Dark on February 25, 2009 at 9:27 am

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  • Label : Savoy Jazz
  • Orig Year :  1955
  • CD Universe Part number : 5588877
  • Catalog number: 17166
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2003
  • Studio/Live : Studio
  • Mono/Stereo : Mono
  • Additional Info Bonus Tracks; Remastered



Savoy Jazz reissues are always unpredictable and this CD by Cannonball Adderley is no exception. This music has appeared on earlier CDs, including Discoveries and The Summer of ’55, though the ever-changing total times for each track and mysteriously switching take-numbers make one wonder whether or not to keep earlier editions. In any case, valuable music by Cannonball and brother Nat Adderley (on cornet) is present, including a strong cover of Oscar Pettiford’s “Bohemia After Dark,” a barely disguised reworking of “Sweet Georgia Brown” (“With Apologies to Oscar”) and the leader’s catchy “Caribbean Cutie.” The Adderley brothers, who were making their major league jazz debut in the studio, hit one out of the park with their potent performances. The supporting cast is a good one, with Donald Byrd, Kenny Clarke, Jerome Richardson, Paul Chambers and either Horace Silver or Hank Jones on piano. If one does not already own the double-disc set The Summer of ’55, this CD can be considered essential for any bop fan. ~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide


Track Title Composers Performers Time
Bohemia After Dark Oscar Pettiford Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Clarke (6:05)
Chasm Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Clarke (4:22)
Willow Weep for Me Ann Ronell Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Clarke (6:22)
Late Entry Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Clarke (3:15)
Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Clarke (9:12)
With Apologies to Oscar Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Clarke (5:43)
We’ll Be Together Again Frankie Laine, Carl Fischer Cannonball Adderley (6:56)
Caribbean Cutie [Take 1][Alternate Take][*] Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley (5:16)


Cannonball Adderley (Sax (Alto)), Nat Adderley (Cornet), Hank Jones (Piano), Jerome Richardson (Flute), Jerome Richardson (Sax (Tenor)), Horace Silver (Piano), Steve Backer (Executive Producer), Donald Byrd(Trumpet), Ozzie Cadena (Original Session Producer), Paul Chambers (Bass), Kenny Clarke (Drums), David Alan Kogut (Art Direction), Dan Marx (Series Producer), Paul Reid III (Mastering), Paul Reid III (Reissue Engineer), Lew Herman Smythe (Liner Notes)

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