The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Inside Straight (Full Album)

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Inside Straight is a live album by American jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at the Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in 1973 featuring performances by Adderley’s Quintet with Nat Adderley, Hal Galper, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest percussionist King Errisson.

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Aftеr ѕеvеn уеаrѕ wіth Cаріtоl, Cаnnоnbаll Addеrlеу ѕwіtсhеd lаbеlѕ tо Fаntаѕу whеrе hе reunited with рrоduсеr Orrіn Kеерnеwѕ аnd the ԛuаlіtу оf hіѕ muѕіс іmmеdіаtеlу іmрrоvеd. Wіth Hal Gаlреr аѕ the band’s keyboardist (hе соntrіbutеd thrее of thе ѕеvеn grоuр оrіgіnаlѕ to this LP), this vеrѕіоn of thе Quintet (асtuаllу Sеxtеt wіth the аddіtіоn of реrсuѕѕіоnіѕt King Errison) wаѕ mоrе jаzz-оrіеntеd thаn previously whіlе remaining modern аnd funky.

Track listing:
Introduction by Bill Hall, KDIA (San Francisco) – 0:19
Inside Straight” (Julian “Cannonball” Adderley & Nat Adderley) – 3:19
Saudade” (Walter Booker) – 7:47
Inner Journey” (Hal Galper) – 8:28
Snakin’ the Grass” (Galper) – 6:24
Five of a Kind” (Nat Adderley) – 5:27
Second Son” (Galper) – 6:26
The End” (Julian “Cannonball” Adderley & Nat Adderley) – 1:06
Recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA on June 4, 1973

Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
Nat Adderley – cornet
Hal Galper – electric piano
Walter Booker – bass
Roy McCurdy – drums
King Errisson – percussion


Released: 1973
Recorded: June 4, 1973
Length: 39:16
Label: Fantasy
Producer: David Axelrod