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May 2001 Sax Trivia Contest

Congratulations goes to Steve Estes this month! However, the most complete answer was provided by Steve Carmichael who answered "In the US, it was originally released as Somethin Else and in Japan it has been released as Alison's Uncle, Autumn Leaves and in France, it is entitled Le Feuilles Montes".

Prizes:

  • John Coltrane Recording BLOW O ($ 0.00 value)
  • Cattin' with Coltrane and Quin ($ 0.00 value)
  • Bahia - CD ($ 0.00 value)
  • On a Misty Night - Double LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Black Pearls - Double LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Rain or Shine - Double LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Prestige 7105 - Single LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Lush Life - Single LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Bye Bye Blackbird - Single LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • My Favorite Things - Single LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Giant Steps - Single LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Blue Trane - Single LP ($ 0.00 value)
  • Settin' the Pace - Single LP ($ 0.00 value)

Winner

Steve Estes from Dekalb, IL US

Contest background

Below is a cut from the original liner notes written by Leonard Feather about a Blue Note release from Cannonball recorded on march 9, 1958:

WHAT manner of album is this? Julian Cannonball Adderley, the leader of the group that remains so ardently aflame throughout these sides, is an alto saxophonist cast in the Charlie Parker bop mold. Miles Davis, the other half of the front line, has been the subject of learned dissertations in which he is identified with a branch of jazz known as cool music. And Hank Jones, whose piano is the third important voice in the quintet, has spent a substantial part of the past two years as a sideman with a big band led by the King of Swing. Art Blakey's drums have been associated with an alleged new school that has variously been billed as "hard hop" and "hard funk." As for Sam Jones, bass, he is Sam Jones, bass, though lately there has been a tendency to categorize and pigeonhole even the bass players.
What is remarkable about the above-cited facts is not that members of various schools have been able to assemble and collaborate in the production of a superlative jazz album, but rather the fact that they are not really as various as the critics might have you believe. Both Cannonball and Miles agree that there has been far too much labeling of jazz-men, that there is an almost limitless degree of overlapping between schools, and that what counts is not the branding of the music but the cohesive quality of their concerted efforts.
Only three years have elapsed since Cannonball fired his initial salvo at the Gotham scene. He would have been unable to sit in on the important night that marked his New York debut had not school been out. School to Julian Adderley meant Dillard High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he had been band director since 1948. Wandering north, he and his brother Nat found themselves at the Bohemia, where the incumbent group was Oscar Pettiford's combo. It happened that Jerome Richardson had not yet arrived for work, but Julian's offer to step into the spotlight was greeted with some wariness by Pettiford, who had never heard, or heard of, the plump, cheerful-faced newcomer. To put him in his place, Oscar beat the band off with I'll Remember April at an impossible tempo. But Cannonball had come up in the Parker school that knows of no tempo impossibilities. He met the challenge with a long solo that just about knocked Pettiford off the stand. Soon the word spread around town, and before many days had passed Cannonball's recording career had begun. By the following year he had earned enough acclaim to enable him to renounce the academic life in favor of a full-time jazz career, touring with his own quintet.
Julian Cannonball Adderley (the name has nothing to do with ammunition; it is a corruption of cannibal, a nickname given him in tribute to his healthy appetite) was born September 15, 1928, in Tampa, Fla. His music studies at high school and college in Tallahassee between 1940 and '48 gave him a solid background first on trumpet, later on various reed instrument He has been a bandleader off and on for the past decade, generally as a sideline during his years at Dillard High, and in 1952-3, while he was in the Army, as leader of a large dance band as well as a small group.

Contest Question

Whats the name of the original LP in which these notes were taken from?

Correct Answer

Julian

Where You Could Have Found The Answer

You could have found the answer by going to the Saxquest Links under "Sax Players & Ensembles" and clicking on Adderley, Julian "Cannonball"
Out of 24 entries we had 22 correct answers!!!