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Somethin' Else (Cannonball Adderley album)

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Released  August 1958 (1958-08)
Length  43:41
Release date  9 March 1958
Producer  Alfred Lion
Recorded  March 9, 1958
Artist  Cannonball Adderley
Label  Blue Note Records
Genres  Jazz, Bebop, Hard bop
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Studio  Van Gelder Studio Hackensack, New Jersey
Somethin' Else (1958)  Portrait of Cannonball (1958)
Similar  Cannonball Adderley albums, Jazz albums

Somethin' Else is a jazz album by saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, released on Blue Note Records in 1958. Also on the session is trumpeter Miles Davis in one of his handful of recording dates for Blue Note. Adderley was a member of Davis' group at the time this album was recorded. The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested "Core Collection."



The album was recorded during Adderley's membership in the Miles Davis Sextet of 1958, and is one of the few post-1955 appearances of Miles Davis as a sideman. Indeed, Davis plays several of the first solos, composed the bluesy title track and, according to the liner notes, chose most of the material. "Autumn Leaves" would remain in the Davis book, and "Love for Sale" would be recorded by the Davis Sextet a little over two months later.

The twelve-bar blues "One for Daddy-O" was written by Adderley's brother Nat Adderley for Chicago radio DJ Holmes "Daddy-O" Daylie. At the end of that track, Davis can be heard addressing producer Alfred Lion, saying "is that what you wanted, Alfred?" Adderley and Davis would also be heard together on the 1958 Columbia Records release Milestones, as well as the 1959 landmark Kind of Blue, one of the most universally acclaimed jazz albums.


On March 9, 1999, the album was released on compact disc as part of the Blue Note Rudy Van Gelder Editions series, all titles in the series remastered by Van Gelder himself. It included a bonus track entitled "Bangoon" or, originally and incorrectly, "Alison's Uncle," composed by pianist Hank Jones. More hard bop in tone than the rest of the record, the original title refers to the fact that the session took place shortly after the wife of Nat Adderley had given birth to a daughter named Alison, hence making Cannonball "Alison's Uncle."


  • Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Production

  • Alfred Lion – Producer
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording engineer
  • Songs

    1Autumn Leaves10:55
    2Love for Sale7:03
    3Somethin’ Else8:12


    Somethin' Else (Cannonball Adderley album) Wikipedia

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