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Luther Hughes / Cannonball-Coltrane Project: Things Are Getting Better

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Match the stylings of two of the most revered jazz saxophonists, and you're likely to come up with The Cannonball-Coltrane Project. This five-piece ensemble pays homage to Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and John Coltrane. Bassist Luther Hughes says the idea came to him as he was listening to The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (Mercury, 1959), the only time Adderley and Coltrane recorded an album together, when they weren't backing up Miles Davis. To make it work, Hughes brought ...

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Luther Hughes: Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project

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Featuring alto saxophonist Bruce Babad and tenor saxophonist Glenn Cashman, The Cannonball-Coltrane Project remembers Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane with warm feelings. Initially formed as an homage to the landmark 1959 Adderley-Coltrane album The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago, the group continues to pay tribute to its elders through exceptional interpretations of straight-ahead jazz. Bassist Luther Hughes leads with the strength of Charles Mingus on this program of originals and familiar chestnuts.

Cashman starts his “Trane Remembered" with ...


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