Cannon Re-Loaded: An All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley
Label: Concord Records
Tom Scott pulled together an incredible all-star band (including Terence Blanchard, Steve Gadd and George Duke) to pay tribute to the mighty Cannonball Adderley. Cannonball and his band proved that serious jazz could score as crossover party music back when societal walls were tumbling down throughout the Protest Era. Scott wisely doesn't try to ape Adderley's corrosive saxophone tone, and Nancy Wilson modernizes two of her famous vocal collaborations with Adderley. This warm and inviting set should unite fans of acoustic and smooth jazz. Please record more like these, Mr. Scott.