Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Know What I Mean?’ with Bill Evans and the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet (1961)

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley’s ‘Know What I Mean?’ is an album recorded on January 27, February 21, March 13, 1961 with Bill Evans & the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Track Listing : 1.Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans, Gene Lees) – 05:15 . 2.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) – 06:15 . 3.Who Cares? (Take 5) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 05:57 . 4.Who Cares? (Take 4) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 05:55 . 5.Venice (John Lewis) – 02:55 . 6.Toy (Clifford Jordan) – 05:09 . 7.Elsa (Earl Zindars) – 05:52 . 8.Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (Phil Silvers, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 04:08 . 9.Know What I Mean? (Re-Take 7) (Bill Evans) – 04:54 . 10.Know What I Mean? (Take 12) (Bill Evans) – 07:01

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Musicians : Cannonball Adderley – Alto Saxophone, Leader . Bill Evans – Piano . Percy Heath – Bass . Connie Kay – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews Bill Stoddard – Engineer . Steve Hoffman – Mastering

Package : Ken Deardoff – Album Design . Joe Goldberg – Liner Notes . Steve Hoffman – Liner Notes . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes . Steve Schapiro asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On January 27, February 21, March 13, 1961 At Bell Sound Studios, New York City.

Released In 1961 By .

(Source Julian Cannonball Adderley – Know What I Mean? | The Cannonball Adderley Rendez-Vous)



The instinctive give-and-take of the players is breathtaking. Evans’ light touch on “Goodbye” is contrasted by Adderley’s alto sax; the latter is considerably louder in the mixand like everything else on this album, we can safely assume that is no accident. […]

Of course, it wasn’t really that ideal, with “moldy figs” in bitter arguments with modernists, for example. But still, a music world in which the likes of Bill Evans and Cannonball Adderley were getting together to create music this effortless and fluid is easy to dream about in fantastic ways. […]

Know What I Mean is a unique album in the Adderley catalogue as he moves his approach a little toward Evans’ style of music. While it comes close to being a duet album, ultimately Adderley’s saxophone soars above the mix in many places. It is an essential addition for any jazz collection. […]


Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley’s ‘Know What I Mean?’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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