If you know and love Miles Davis from the late 1950s period, you’re likely to appreciate Somethin’ Else. Album by alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, his only album on the Blue Note label, released in 1958.
Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Adderley was a member of Davis’ group at the time this album was recorded.
Indeed, Davis plays several of the first solos, composed the bluesy title track and, according to the liner notes, chose most of the material. For instance, Autumn Leaves would remain in the Davis book, and Love for Sale would be recorded by the Davis Sextet a little over two months later.
In conclusion this is an indispensable jazz classic which stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best of Miles, Trane or Charlie Parker.