Them Dirty Blues (+ Bonus Tracks)
Cannonball Adderley (as), Nat Adderley (cnt), Bobby Timmons, Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)
The complete original album "Them Dirty Blues", one of Cannonball Adderleys strongest efforts of the early 1960s. The LP features his brother Nat, as well as pianists Bobby Timmons and Barry Harris, and contains Cannonballs first versions (one with each pianist) of Nats celebrated Work Song.
The complete Cannonball quintet performance at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival has been added as a bonus, including a previously unissued version of Del Sasser. Them Dirty Blues and the Newport set complete all existing collaborations between Cannonball and Barry Harris.
01. Work Song [With Barry Harris] 5:08
02. Jeannine 7:18
03. Easy Living 4:23
04. Them Dirty Blues 7:12
05. Dat Dere 5:31
06. Del Sasser 4:43
07. Soon 5:37
08. Work Song [With Bobby Timmons] 5:52
09. Dat Dere (Alternate take) 5:29
10. Del Sasser (Live At Newport 1960) 9:41*
11. Work Song (Live At Newport 1960) 6:54*
12. Stay On It (Live At Newport 1960) 7:40*
Total time: 74:28 min.
Tracks #1-7, from the Riverside album
"Them Dirty Blues" (RLP12-322)
(*) Bonus tracks not on the original album
Track #10 previously unissued
Personnel on #1-7:
Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderley (cornet), Bobby Timmons [piano on #1,
5-7] or Barry Harris [piano on #2-4], Sam Jones (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, in New York, on February 1, 1960 & Ter-Mar recording Studios, Chicago, on March 29, 1960
Personnel on #8-12:
Same personnel as on March 29, 1960 (Barry Harris on piano).
Recorded live at Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, on June 30, 1960
Original sessions produced by Orrin Keepnews
Recording engineers: Ron Malo (Chicago) & Jack Higgins (New York)
Original album design: Paul Bacon, Ken Baren & Harris Lewine
Photography by: Melvin Sokolsky
"Sets a bar for quality that has stood the test of time."
Jack Massarik -Jazzwise
"A programme of mainly blues or blues-derived material suited Cannon down to the ground and he sounds exuberant here and in his element from start to finish."
Derek Ansell -Jazz Journal
"Recorded in early 1960, Them Dirty Blues contains two classic jazz compositions: Nat Adderley's "Work Song" and Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere," the sequel to "This Here." This was alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley's second quintet with brother Nat Adderley (cornet), and features Bobby Timmons on piano (who plays on four tracks and was replaced by Barry Harris on the remaining five), Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Them Dirty Blues was originally released on Riverside until Adderley made the switch to Capitol where he brought several master tapes with him, including these sessions. The CD reissue contains an alternate version each of "Work Song" and "Dat Dere."
Al Campbell -All Music Guide