Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt – Jubilation! ”Celebrating Cannonball Adderley” {Savant}_24bit44kHz


Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt – Jubilation! ”Celebrating Cannonball Adderley” {Savant}_24bit44kHz

Hard Bop, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet

24bit/44.1kHz, FLAC tracks, Front cover + digital booklet

598 MB.

Review from jazztimes.com

Pelt and alto saxophonist Jim Snidero follow the latter’s longtime muse on Jubilation! Celebrating Cannonball Adderley, released a few months ahead of what would have been the soul-jazz legend’s 90th birthday. The two, leading a group with pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Billy Drummond, inject new life into tunes largely associated with the quintet Cannonball co-led with his cornetist brother, Nat.

Snidero handily gets at his inspiration’s warm, buoyant sound and ability to burrow deeply into the harmonic structure of nearly any place his horn lands. That’s demonstrated during an extended improvisation at the end of Sam Jones’ “Del Sasser,” during which Snidero is accompanied solely by bass and drums.

The familiar material sparks plenty of other highlights, including Pelt’s muted solo on Cannonball’s “Wabash,” the mellow unison horn lines and gentle bossa rhythms of Walter Booker’s “Saudade,” Snidero’s lush ministrations on “Stars Fell on Alabama” and Nat’s bluesy, frequently recorded “Work Song.”

The group’s coleaders also turn in original compositions in the same vein, opening the album with Pelt’s jaunty, start-and-stop “Party Time” and including Snidero’s “Ball’s 90th.” Like the music of its honoree, the latter cut blends seemingly disparate parts into a cohesive whole and provides plenty of fertile ground for improvisation.

01. Party Time (5:38)
02. Del Sasser (7:02)
03. Wabash (6:40)
04. Saudade (7:12)
05. Stars Fell on Alabama (7:11)
06. Sack O’ Woe (7:50)
07. Ball’s 90th (5:41)
08. Work Song (6:06)

Jim Snidero – alto saxophone
Jeremy Pelt – trumpet
David Hazeltine – piano
Nat Reeves – bass
Billy Drummond – drums

Produced by Jim Snidero and Jeremy Pelt
Recorded December 23, 2017, Red Rock Studio
Recording Engineer: Kent Heckman
Mixed & Mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording, December 27, 2017
Photography by Gulnara Khamatova
Graphic design by Christopher Drukker
Liner notes by Dan Bilawsky

2018, Savant Records, Inc., 106 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023

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