Cannonball Adderley – Intro + The Black Messiah

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“Black Messiah” (George Duke) – 16:12

The Black Messiah is a live album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, California in 1970 featuring performances by Adderley’s Quintet with Nat Adderley, George Duke, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest appearances by Airto Moreira, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts, Alvin Batiste, and Buck Clarke.

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars and states: “Still immersed in the burgeoning electronic jazz-rock explosion of the times, Cannonball Adderley goes further toward a rapprochement with the rock and soul audiences than ever before on this fascinating, overlooked double album.

Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Nat Adderley – cornet
George Duke – piano
Walter Booker – bass
Roy McCurdy – drums
Airto Moreira – percussion