April 12, 2011 – 3:35 am

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Austria 1972 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria; November 4, 1972. Very good FM broadcast.

From the Miles Davis sextet in 1959 to appearing on the Kung Fu TV series in 1975; and even getting a tribute by Joe Zawinul on Weather Report’s Black Market album, that’s a big arch for anyone, but probably all in a day’s work for Cannonball Adderley.

This is a fine electric jazz show from a finely-honed unit. Keyboardist George Duke has some stellar moments on Black Messiah while Cannonball’s brother, Nat, gets to shine on Hummin’. Meanwhile, Soli Tomba entrances with its Asian feel. For those not familiar with this show (seems well circulated among Cannonball fans), you will be easily tempted to leave it on repeat mode.

Thanks to dan_augen who shared the tracks on the net back in 2006.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Band introduction by Kurt Votava 0:39 (1.0MB)
Track 02. Black Messiah 19:16 (31.6MB)
Track 03. Hummin’ 10:03 (16.4MB)
Track 04. Soli Tomba 5:17 (8.4MB)
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Track 05. Directions 4:35 (7.3MB)
Track 06. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 3:18 (5.2MB)
Track 07. The Scene 0:55 (1.4MB)

Cannonball Adderley - alto sax
Nat Adderley - cornet
George Duke - piano
Walter Booker - bass
Roy McCurdy - drums

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  1. 11 Responses to “CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET - VIENNA 1972”

  2. hey bigo, thanks! i’m not real familiar with julian’s 70’s material, but this show looks cool. george duke played with zappa.

    i just read billy bang died. that sucks. outline no. 12 is one of my favorites. post a show by him, if there’s one out there. it might have william parker on bass. i’ve seen youtube clips of them playing. for those who aren’t familiar with bang, he’s a free jazz violinist.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 12, 2011

  3. Great stuff. Thanx again for scoring a perfect 10!

    By Timmy on Apr 12, 2011

  4. Keep them coming. Thanks, bigO!

    By Namoosedog on Apr 13, 2011

  5. thank you bigO! a wonderful selection!


    By I-) on Apr 13, 2011

  6. Caught these guys while I was in college and was knocked out. Thanks so much for this posting and for all BigO does for the music fans of the world.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Apr 13, 2011

  7. Great gig. Thanks for sharing. More jazz, please. Got any Thelonious Monk? There are/were many official Monk “live” albums, but a lot of recorded gigs remain unissued.

    By Scott Brookman on Apr 17, 2011

  8. Thanks for the Cannonball BigO. Great music!

    By coolius j on Apr 19, 2011

  9. Thank you for this collection. I saw this concert in Vienna in 1972 when I was a college student there.

    By Dave Day on Oct 21, 2011

  10. Its wonderful as your other content : D, appreciate it for posting . “Slump I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.” by Yogi Berra.

    By Lanell Aschan on Apr 2, 2013

  11. Mercy Mercy…..from the soundtrack o
    f my life…..thanks…..sounds awesome.

    By russ on Oct 9, 2015

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