Unit 7

Cannonball Adderley Sextet

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

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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.


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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