Friday, October 30, 2009

After Hours

Cannonball Adderley. Jive Samba

Wow, something big is wrong with the YouTubes, maybe with the whole Internet shebang. Or I could be imagining it. Or it could be a conspiracy against me. All are plausible scenarios. Anyhow, we have one of the greatest jazz groups of the sixties in top form in this clip. The wind players are of particular interest to me. You have Nat on cornet, an excellent hard bop player; Cannonball on alto sax, a monster soloist; and Yusef Lateef on tenor (and other winds), who was into playing lots of experimental stuff. I would pay real money to go back in time to see these guys live, but for the moment, I'll just have to rely on vintage TV.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I think this is the best clip I've seen on YouTube.