Cannonball Adderley records ‘Nippon Soul’ in Tokyo with Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef and Joe Zawinul (1964)

Cannonball Adderley’s ‘Nippon Soul’ is a live album recorded on July 9, 14 and 15, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan with Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef and Joe Zawinul and released in 1964 by Riverside.

Track Listing : 1.Work Song (Nat Adderley) – 09:06 . 2.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert) – 07:27 . 3.Dizzy’S Business (Ernie Wilkins) – 06:01 . 4.Primitivo (Julian Adderley) – 12:12 . 5.Jive Samba (Nat Adderley) – 10:37

Musicians : Cannonball Adderley – Alto Saxophone . Nat Adderley – Cornet . Yusef Lateef – Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Oboe . Joe Zawinul – Piano . Sam Jones – Bass . Louis Hayes – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews . Ken Deardoff – Design . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes

Recorded On July 9, 14 And 15, 1963 At Koseinenkin Kaikan And Sankei Hall In Tokyo, Japan.

Released In 1964 By Riverside.


If Cannonball Adderley is correct, this is the first Jazz recording ever made in Japan by an American group. I bet the people in the audience at the time still brag about being there. […]

Recorded live in Tokyo on July 14th and 15th, 1963, Nippon Soul is not the Asian-jazz fusion suggested by the title but a solid live set that showcases one of Cannonball Adderley‘s finest groups. […]

Cannonball Adderley’s ‘Nippon Soul’


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