Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Berlin 'Ball

We'll begin November with a quick anniversary concert before I go get lunch and the rent here.
This is gonna be short because my left hip hurts so badly I can no longer sit down at my desk.
What we have here is kind of a rejoinder to last week's birthday post, where I chose between the Ornette show I upped and a Cannonball Adderley performance from the same day a year later.
This one dates from exactly 8 days later in 1972, and surpasses all other Cannonball shows from this burning Europe/Fall 1972 tour by a fair amount in terms of sound quality.
This hour of funkified filth was taped for Radio Berlin and is sourced, from what the spectral analysis indicates, from a pre-FM master reel. As with all German radio endeavors, it's recorded as well as it can be, with those very expensive mics they have over there.
Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Philharmonie
Berlin, Germany
11.2.1972

01 radio introduction
02 The Black Messiah
03 announcement by Cannonball
04 Hummin'
05 announcement by Cannonball
06 Dr. Honoris Causa
07 announcement by Cannonball
08 Directions
09 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
10 Untitled piano/bass duet
11 announcement by Cannonball
12 Walk Tall

Total time: 1:05:37

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - alto & soprano saxophones
Nat Adderley - cornet
George Duke - electric piano, piano, keyboards
Walter Booker - bass
Roy McCurdy - drums

spectral goes past 20kHz, so this must be a pre-FM master reel from RBB/Radio Berlin
402 MB FLAC here
I shall return in a few days with more, but for now go get this smokin' Cannon set, it's top notch Berlin 'Ball.--J.
9.15.1928 - 8.8.1975