Two saxophone gods join together before creating future masterpieces on their own!
Instead of the usual trumpet of Nat Adderley in the front line on this classic 1959 album, it's the tenor saxophone of John Coltrane on the left, and Cannonball Adderley's alto sax on the right. It's a studio recording with Wynton Kelly leading the Miles Davis rhythm section. They join together seamlessly.
With Bill Evans substituting for Wynton Kelly on most tracks, these musicians would record the classic album Kind of Blue ( 1959 ), with regular employer trumpeter Miles Davis, shortly after this session.
"Altoist Cannonball Adderley and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane really push each other on these six selections... Coltrane's very serious sound is a striking contrast to the jubilant Adderley alto... With pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb playing up to their usual level, this gem is highly recommended." 4.5/5 stars, Scott Yanow, AllMusic
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John Coltrane, Tenor Sax
Cannonball Adderley, Alto Sax
Wynton Kelly, Piano
Paul Chambers, Bass
Jimmy Cobb, Drums
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