Dizzy’s Business

Cannonball Adderley Sextet

The 1963 Cannonball Adderley Sextet is in passionate form throughout “Dizzy’s Business”

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Cannonball Adderley led a series of memorable groups for 15 years, but arguably his greatest one was his sextet of 1963.

In addition to Adderley’s “brass section” (cornetist Nat Adderley) and a top-notch rhythm section, the sextet had Yusef Lateef, whose presence inspired the musicians to be at the top of their game.

A rollicking version of “Dizzy’s Business” (performed at a concert in Switzerland) has creative solos by Cannonball, Nat (who was in his peak period) and a particularly imaginative statement by Lateef.


Cannonball Adderley, alto sax
Nat Adderley, cornet
Yusef Lateef, tenor
Joe Zawinul, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Louis Hayes, drums

– Scott Yanow


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