Nat Adderley: Talkin' About You
Former Cannonball associates and hard-bop veterans bassist Walter Booker and drummer Jimmy Cobb are another benefit to this set's success. Highlights include the soul-jazz of Nat's "Talkin' About You, Cannon," the swinging bop of his "Plum Street," the Cannonball soul of pianist Rob Bargad's "Mo's Theme," the blues of Victor Feldman's "Azule Serape" and Jimmy Heath's "Big 'P'" (the last two are notably resurrected from the Adderley's 1960 Riverside LP, Live At The Lighthouse ). The standards, while professional and well-intended, don't add much, but are few in number. One can only hope the availability of Talkin' About You will encourage listeners to think twice about Nat Adderley's talents. He's left his own legacy and this set sums it up rather nicely.
Tracks:Talkin' About You, Cannon; I Can't Give You Anything But Love; Arriving Soon; Plum Street; Azule Serape; Ill Wind; Mo' Theme; Big "P."
Personnel: Nat Adderley: coronet; Vincent Herring: alto sax; Rob Bargard: piano; Walter Booker: bass; Jimmy Cobb: drums.
Record Label: 32 Records