Fri, Jun 02 - Sat, Jun 03 Frankie's
TRIBUTE TO CANNONBALL & CLEANHEAD
Time 8:00 pm
Here’s a soulful team for you. Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson who basically defined the blues alto sax, joins together with the bopping funk and gospel specialist Cannonball Adderley with a prime time band. Recorded in 1961, Cleanhead & Cannonball, consists of Vinson on vocals with Cannonball on the horn, or Vinson on the alto and the heavyweight saxist sitting out the tune. You get a lot of good times, with Vinson laying down the law on “Bright Lights, Big City,” “Person to Person,” a moanin’ “Back Door Blues” and “Just a Dream” while Cannonball fills in with some warm licks. Vinson ain’t no slouch on the sax either, having a good time with the band on “Vinsonology” and “Bernice’s Bounce” and a cooking take of “Arriving Soon” that doesn’t miss the leader. The band bounces like a pinball game, complete with flappers snapping up the ball for a new go ’round. Tight and blue as fresh washed jeans. Join vocalist Tom Pickett and alto saxophonist Cory Weeds, and his quintet featuring Chris Davis trumpet, Miles Black piano, Paul Rushka bass, and Joe Poole drums as they recreate this wonderful album.