Gil Evans starts the recording of ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ with Cannonball Adderley (1958)

Gil Evans’ ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ is an album featuring Cannonball Adderley as the only soloist, recorded between April 9 and May 26, 1958 and released the same year by World Pacific.

Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) – 05:26 . 2.King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) – 03:19 . 3.Willow Tree (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) – 04:40 . 4.Struttin’ With Some Barbeque (Lil Armstrong) – 04:34 . 5.Lester Leaps In (Lester Young) – 04:17 . 6.’Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) – 04:08 . 7.Manteca! (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Babs Gonzales) – 05:18 . 8.Bird Feathers (Charlie Parker) – 06:57

Musicians : Gil Evans – Piano, Conductor . Cannonball Adderley – Alto Saxophone (Soloist) . Johnny Coles – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Louis Mucci – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Ernie Royal – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Clyde Reasinger – Trumpet On (4 – 7 – 8) . Joe Bennet – Trombone . Frank Rehak – Trombone . Tom Mitchell – Trombone . Julius Watkins – French Horn . Harvey Philips – Tuba On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6) . Bill Barber – Tuba On (3 – 4 – 7 – 8) . Jerry Sanfino – Reeds On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6) . Phil Bodner – Reeds On (3 – 4 – 7 – 8) . Chuck Wayne – Guitar . Paul Chambers – Bass . Philly Joe Jones – Drums On (3) . Art Blakey – Drums On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8)

Production : Produced By George Avakian

Recorded On April 9-May 26, 1958.

Released In 1958 By World Pacific.

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Liner Notes @ Cannonball Adderley
(Re titles: the “Bird Feathers” Gil uses here comes from the titling on the long play reissue on Jazztone and one of the original Dial seventy-eights. The Roost reissue and a later Dial long play call another melody “Bird Feathers.” Gil’ comment is ….. The main point is that it is positively one of Bird’s tunesand a good one.”) […]

Audiophile Audition
Cannonball Adderley is the main solo voice here, on alto saxand Evans shows the same abilities to showcase his soloing that he always did with Miles Davis, backing his solos with a rich and varied big band sound that often has the tone colors of a full symphony orchestra. This was only Evans’ second album as a leader. […]

onethink
But the great track of the album, ‘Round Midnight (in an arrangement that takes out the rhythmic complexeties of Monk’s theme and replaces them with layers of harmonic subtlety – in a way I doubt Monk would have approved of) calls out for a musician like Miles Davis, Adderley not having the strength to carry it, leaving it with a certain hole at the centre. […]

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