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Portrait of Cannonball

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Released  1958
Portrait of Cannonball (1958)  Jump for Joy (1958)
Producer  Orrin Keepnews
Genre  Jazz
Length  38:06 57:49 CD reissue
Release date  1958
Label  Jazz Classics
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Recorded  July 1, 1958 Reeves Sound Studio, New York City
Artist  Julian Adderley, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver
Similar  The Cannonball Adderley Quintet albums, Jazz albums

Portrait of Cannonball (1958) is the ninth album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his first release on the Riverside label, featuring performances by Blue Mitchell, Bill Evans, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones.



The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4 stars and states: "Everyone is in top form on a varied set.... One of the highlights from Adderley's hard bop prime". The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "Portrait of Cannonball (which includes three alternate takes on the CD issue) finds Blue Mitchell taking some welcome limelight – though he sounds no more facile than the oft-maligned Nat - and an early glimpse of Bill Evans finding his way through "Nardis"".

Track listing

All compositions by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley except as indicated

  1. "Minority" (Gigi Gryce) - 7:05
  2. "Straight Life" - 5:32
  3. "Blue Funk" (Sam Jones) - 5:34
  4. "A Little Taste" - 4:40
  5. "People Will Say We're in Love" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 9:42
  6. "Nardis" (Miles Davis) - 5:33
  7. "Minority" [alternate take 2] (Gryce) - 7:32 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Minority" [alternate take 3] (Gryce) - 7:12 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Nardis" [alternate take 4] (Davis) - 5:35 Bonus track on CD reissue


  • Cannonball Adderley - alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell - trumpet
  • Bill Evans - piano
  • Sam Jones - bass
  • Philly Joe Jones - drums
  • Songs

    1MinorityCannonball Adderley7:00
    2Straight LifeCannonball Adderley5:26
    3Blue FunkCannonball Adderley5:29


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