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Kind of hard to search this question, in no small part because of the saxophone brand that bears his name. But what are some records to check out on which Cannonball Adderley plays soprano sax? I figure there's plenty of you guys who'll know off the top of your heads. Thanks.
 

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I've just looked at my album "Accent on Africa - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet" which has a picture of CA on the cover playing soprano in some sand dunes, with his alto around his neck.

1968 recording date given, and on the sleeve notes it says:

NOTES CONCERNING THE INSTRUMENTATION:

On "Gunjah" and "Lehadima" the Selmer Soprano Saxophone
On "Ndolima" and "Khutsana" the S.M.L. Soprano Saxophone
On "Gumba Gumba" and "Hamba Nami" the Selmer Varitone
On "Khutsana" and "Marabi" and "Up and At It" the King Super 20 Alto Saxophone.


I haven't listened to the LP for a long time, so I think I'll go and crank up the player right now.

All the best

Rhys
 

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Wow, very cool, thanks. Actually, this gets right to the heart of my agenda: wanting to hear the difference between Cannonball on the Selmer and the SML/King Marigaux sopranos. I'm told some folks can tell by the sound. Thanks for the other references as well. Since I made this post I came across "Syn-athesia" from "In New York", 1962, on which he plays a mean sounding soprano.

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I've just looked at my album "Accent on Africa - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet" which has a picture of CA on the cover playing soprano in some sand dunes, with his alto around his neck.

1968 recording date given, and on the sleeve notes it says:

NOTES CONCERNING THE INSTRUMENTATION:

On "Gunjah" and "Lehadima" the Selmer Soprano Saxophone
On "Ndolima" and "Khutsana" the S.M.L. Soprano Saxophone
On "Gumba Gumba" and "Hamba Nami" the Selmer Varitone
On "Khutsana" and "Marabi" and "Up and At It" the King Super 20 Alto Saxophone.


I haven't listened to the LP for a long time, so I think I'll go and crank up the player right now.

All the best

Rhys
 

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Wow, very cool, thanks. Actually, this gets right to the heart of my agenda: wanting to hear the difference between Cannonball on the Selmer and the SML/King Marigaux sopranos. I'm told some folks can tell by the sound. Thanks for the other references as well. Since I made this post I came across "Syn-athesia" from "In New York", 1962, on which he plays a mean sounding soprano.
You peaked my curiosity on that Synathesia and I am positive that the "soprano sax" in fact is Yosef playing oboe not Julian on soprano. The style and tone is not the same as what Julian would have played. Also notice how the alto and oboe overlap when the main improv comes in and that's Julian on alto.
 
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