Unit 7

Cannonball Adderley Sextet

The 1963 Adderley band with Yusef Lateef plays “Unit 7”

The final number in a broadcast from Switzerland, this 1963 performance features the Cannonball Adderley Sextet.

During bassist Sam Jones’ swinging blues “Unit 7,” Yusef Lateef preaches on tenor, putting together a solo filled with original ideas and honest feeling.

Nat Adderley also gets a muted cornet solo before Cannonball introduces the band and the show finishes.

This and the other selections from the Swiss concert feature plenty of inspiring music.

Personnel:

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

– Scott Yanow