Somethin' Else (studio album) by Cannonball Adderley

Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 691st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 261 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1958 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (15th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (691st)
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Somethin' Else is ranked as the best album by Cannonball Adderley.

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82/100 (from 261 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.0/100, a mean average of 81.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 12/18/2020 03:06
Basically, this is a Miles album--he takes the first solo on most of the tracks, wrote the title track, and the arrangements of the standards on side one especially just sound like your typical mid-50s Miles Davis thing. Cannonball does take the lead on the last couple of tracks. Not that it matters. It's just weird--you say "Wow, Miles is a sideman on this album, that's sort of unusual..." and then you listen and you say, "Oh, no he isn't." At any rate, it's a very good album, whoever was in charge.
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From 10/29/2020 14:08
Aula de jazz e performance!
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From 05/17/2018 21:56
Tight compositions from an all-time alto sax player
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From 07/20/2017 13:57
Every instrument wonderfully knows exactly where they want to take you.
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From 11/28/2016 19:38
I'm not generally an alto fan, but this album made me a believer. Adderley was the master of the alto and this is his finest work. The ensemble are tight and lay down jazz that is hot, cool and swinging. Two big thumbs up.
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From 10/19/2016 15:58
You gotta check out this chill-ass motherfucking album over here.
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From 12/07/2013 17:05
Absolute top level jazz
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From 07/30/2013 19:59
I tend to put my jazz collection down for months at a time and when I do, I return to Miles or Mingus. But every time this one makes its way into my ears I remember why it's my favorite jazz album. Every track is perfect.
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From 06/05/2013 20:10
This album is exceptional! Great jazz from start to finish.
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From 12/05/2012 05:18
One of the greatest records ever.
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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
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