Cannonball Adderley – Cannonball’s Bossa Nova (Full Album)

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Cannonball’s Bossa Nova is a 1962 album by jazz musician Julian “Cannonball” Adderley. First released on Riverside in 1963, the album was reissued on Capitol Records several times with different covers and titles.

AllMusic Review by Al Campbell:
A pleasant date recorded in late 1962 with South American musicians the Bossa Rio Sextet of Brazil. Cannonball is heard alongside Sergio Mendes on piano, future Weather Report percussionist Dom Um Romao, and featured on five cuts is Paulo Moura on alto saxophone with Pedro Paulo on trumpet. Unfortunately this release contains little fire, as Adderley didn’t get much rehearsal time with these musicians. Combined with the repetitious nature of the Bossa Nova these proceedings can get tedious. This session was originally released on Riverside, but Adderley took several master tapes (including this one) when he made his move to Capitol.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars, stating: “Cannonball’s Bossa Nova finds Adderley on a Brazilian vacation, with some of the local talent. Little more than a sweet-natured excursion into some of the indigenous music, it’s a pleasing diversion.” (Wikipedia).

Track listing:
“Clouds” (Durval Ferreira, Maurício Einhorn) – 4:54
“Minha Saudades” (João Donato) – 2:22
“Corcovado” (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 6:44
“Batida Differentes” (Ferreira, Einhorn) – 3:25
“Joyce’s Samba” (Ferreira, Einhorn) – 3:12
“Groovy Samba” (Sérgio Mendes) – 4:59
“O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)” (Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, João Gilberto) – 7:47
“Sambops” (Ferreira, Einhorn) – 3:34

Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
Sérgio Mendes – piano
Durval Ferreira – guitar
Octavio Bailly, Jr. – bass
Dom Um Romão – drums
Pedro Paulo – trumpet (#2, 4-5, 7-8)
Paulo Moura – alto saxophone (#2, 4-5, 7-8)

Released: July 1963[1]
Recorded: December 7, 1962 (#1-2, 6)
December 10, 1962 (#3, 7-8)
December 11, 1962 (#4-5)
New York City
Length: 34:46
Label Riverside
RLP 455
Producer: Orrin Keepnews