Cannonball Adderley records ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at The Club’ with Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul et al (1966)

Cannonball Adderley’s ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at ‘The Club’ is an album recorded on October 20, 1966 and released the same year by Capitol..

Track Listing : 1.Fun (Nat Adderley) – 08:26 . 2.Games (Nat Adderley) – 07:19 . 3.Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul) – 05:10 . 4.Sticks (Cannonball Adderley) – 03:54 . 5.Hippodelphia (Joe Zawinul) – 05:49 . 6.Sack O’ Woe (Cannonball Adderley) – 10:29

Musicians : Cannonball Adderley – Alto Saxophone, Leader . Nat Adderley – Cornet . Joe Zawinul – Piano, Wurlitzer Electric Piano . Victor Gaskin – Bass . Roy Mccurdy – Drums

Production : Produced By David Axelrod Hugh Davies – Engineer

Package : E. Rodney Jones – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 20, 1966 At Capitol’S Hollywood Studio.

Released In 1966 By Capitol.

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Those latter influences are the main inspiration for acoustic/electric pianist Joe Zawinul’s legendary title cut, a genuine Top 40 pop hit that bears a passing resemblance to the Southern soul instrumentals of the mid-’60s, but works a looser, more laid-back groove (without much improvisation). […]

Jazzophile
Overall, though, this piece doesn’t quite achieve liftoff as well as the first few numbers – it sounds like the set it drawing to a close, but I suppose that’s on target with a studio recording designed to simulate a live date. […]

finulanu @ RateYourMusic
There’s a lot to love about it: it’s soulful, catchy as anythingand it just makes me feel a lot cooler than I really am whenever I hear it. […]

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