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Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else



Analogue Productions (Blue Note)



Product No.:
ABNJ 81595
UPC: 753088159510

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM    

Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat "King" Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52

" won't be disappointed by this reissued Rudy Van Gelder classic one iota! (Nor will anyone be let down by Acoustic Sounds 100 Best 45 RPM jazz albums or the Blue Note reissues released by Music Matters or Analogue Productions. These albums are exceptional and worth every penny.)...The sound on Something Else is something else too! There is a timbral realism and sense of projection to Adderley's sax that is rarely encountered on vinyl. RVG outdid himself recording this classic jazz LP - and Mssrs. Hoffman and Gray did a great job of preserving the sound of the master's a no brainer to snap up the limited edition Something Else before it goes out of print!" - Myles B. Astor, Positive Feedback Online, Issue 44

"Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else. Known by many as Kind of Blue II, arguably produced the finest version of 'Autumn Leaves' and 'Love For Sale' ever recorded, it was a legitimate attempt to bring Miles back for an encore. The muted tonality is a tour de force…a clinic on trumpet if you will." – Rich Brown, Klipsch Audio Technologies

"…This is one of the best-loved titles in the Blue Note catalog. How does this 45 RPM two disc re-issue stack up to the original? Will this new remastering of 'Love For Sale' have you thinking about putting your original pressing up for sale? The sound of my original mono and stereo pressings, as well as the Mobile Fidelity CD are all pretty good sounding recordings of great jazz. But this version leaves them all in the dust…the rock solid horn sound and the improved timbre add so much to the 'you are there' feeling on this new release, that for me there is no going back to my original pressings." Recording = 8/10; Music = 10/10 – Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 59

"…As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands…Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me…I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud." – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008

One of the best known record dates in the history of modern jazz, the chemistry among Adderley, Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and Art Blakey is amazing. Their reworkings of "Autumn Leaves" and "Love For Sale" are masterpieces. Miles' title tune and Nat Adderley's "One For Daddy-O" are classics.

Recorded in 1958.

Cannonball Adderley, sax (alto)
Art Blakey, drums
Miles Davis, trumpet
Hank Jones, piano
Sam Jones, bass



Autumn Leaves
Love For Sale
Somethin' Else
One For Daddy-O
Dancing In the Dark

Customer Reviews (4.79 Stars) 14 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 04/27/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Cheyne
Dead quiet press, superb sound, beautiful music. You get what you pay for in this case.

Better late than never.

posted on 07/31/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott
I bought this album over six years ago from Acoustic Sounds and decided it was about time for a review. The music is fantastic and the sound quality is amazing. Buy it. End of review.

Reference collectible

posted on 02/17/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: JIM
I thought my AP SACD sounded good. OH MY GOSH, this is over-the-top. Blakey’s percussion is tight and crisp, and Davis’ trumpet just jumps out into the living room. Rivals the pristine fidelity of AP’s 45-rpm reissue of Coltrane’s Blue Train, which is my go-to reference Jazz LP. And seriously, people are complaining about the packaging? Give me a break. If this showed up at my door in a brown paper bag, I’d still pay $100 for it. A rare 10 out of 10. Crazy good stuff!

Now I'm a believer...dang it.

posted on 11/08/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andrew, Sounds True Music Div.
Yes, I too was skeptical about these QRP 45 RPM re-masters. Well, now that I've secured a copy of this and don't need to worry about it selling out, I can tell you that even with a humble audio setup, I was amazed. I've been A-B auditioning the SACD vs. this vinyl on my humble $200 Dual 1219/Grado ZFE+ rig with Mission Cyrus 782 speakers and...the vinyl is palpably more enjoyable. I can't stop playing these LPs. I know it makes no sense technically. My theory is that something vital is captured at the molecular/quantum level with all-analog recordings. Laugh all you want—but be prepared to spend $150 for out-of-prints after you've heard these pressings.

Great album and pressings, packaging could be better

posted on 10/27/2013
4 Stars
When you pay $50 for an album (I know it is 45rpm and two discs) you expect something special. And you get it, the vinyl is superbly mastered and pressed, absolutely flawless. My only negative is the cheap outer sleeve, the inner sleeves were anti static sleeves, good enough. But for the price and quality of the vinyl I would expect a better outer sleeve, as in a gatefold, so you don't have two expensive discs pressed against each other. If this had been a gatefold I would have given it 5 stars.

Analogue Productions should take MoFi's lead on the packaging. I have quite a few MoFi albums and their packaging reflects the quality of the pressings.

Oh I almost forgot, the music is awesome just look at the names.

Nice sound, cheesy packaging

posted on 07/08/2013
3 Stars
This is a good quality reissue marred by the cheap sleeve. Two discs inside a single, flimsy sleeve is not what you should get for $50. In addition, my copy arrived with the sleeve having come completely unglued on one side. So, 5 stars for sound and pressing, minus 1 star for the cheap cover, minus another star for having to repair the sleeve right out of the box = 3 stars.

Thank you Jeeves!

posted on 01/07/2013
5 Stars
Yeah it sounds great, but a 50 a pop for 45's, i might have to lay off my butler. and then who would i get to change sides/records?

A Must Have!!

posted on 02/05/2010
5 Stars
I have two copies of this album, an original pressing and a current re-release. I pondered on whether there would be much of a difference...indeed it was. This recording is superb!


posted on 11/11/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tutu
Here is my review with a simple formula: Great performers+great music+great recording = GREAT LP


posted on 10/10/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: James
The first reviewer is not out of his mind - this is one of finest jazz recordings out there. I had no idea Cannonball could blow like this - he goes toe to toe with Miles - very well done.

Oh, and by the way, the sonics are outstanding. The soundstage is spectacular ; the sound is clean and open - it's as if they were here in my living room - essential listening.

Yeah, that's the stuff

posted on 05/14/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tim K
Open and alive sounding like it would sound if you were in the studio with them. If you love this album, this is the version you want.

Top 3 ever

posted on 03/26/2009
5 Stars
I know people will think I'm not in my right mind but this is one of the best Jazz albums ever. I have Louis, Miles and Trane in my large LP collection, but for listening and not studying, this album was a life changing experience! Just look at the names on the cover and nothing else need be said.

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