Cannonball Adderley: Love for Sale
Love for Sale
Cannonball Adderley (alto sax)
Somethiní Else (Blue Note 46338)
Composed by Cole Porter.
Recorded: Hackensack, N.J, March 9, 1958
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
Cannonball Adderley joined Miles Davisís band a few months before this session, and Davis played a major part in the recording, often assuming the role of leader. On ďLove For Sale,Ē Davis merely plays the melody and leaves the improvisation to Adderley. After a florid piano introduction, a two-bar Latin interlude leads into Davisís two-beat exposition of the tune. Davisís statement is followed by a return of the interlude, which then sets up a driving four-four where Adderley pulls out all the stops and demonstrates why he was one of the most gifted and individualistic of the disciples of Charlie Parker.
Reviewer: David Franklin