Famously Miles Davis did not record his composition 'Nardis' but Cannonball Adderley did on Portrait of Cannonball and pianist Bill Evans, Miles and Cannonball's Kind of Blue's bandmate also on Portrait (Riverside, 1958), ushered it into jazz immortality through frequent inclusion at his concerts. And that's just for starters.
Digging into the wonders of the Adderley firmament this coming Saturday at Luton's Bear club it's a Cannonball run to savour and while not as if the quintet are acting but Tony Kofi (the quintet's Cannonball), Andy Davies (Blue Mitchell), Alex Webb (Bill Evans), Andy Cleyndert (Sam Jones) and Alfonso Vitale (Philly Joe Jones) make it back to Luton where they actually recorded their fine Cannonball Adderley-themed live album Another Kind of Soul released last year. Tickets
Tony Kofi, clockwise from above left, Alfonso Vitale, Andy Davies, Andrew Cleyndert, Alex Webb