An excellent two-fer, released in the 70s and pulling together two of our favorite Cannonball LPs for Capitol! The first of side of the set is Walk Tall/
74 Miles Away – a classic album recorded during the time when Capitol was making a mint off of Cannonball's funky soul jazz riffing – and one of the early efforts he did with David Axelrod at the helm! Once again, keyboardist Joe Zawinul's penned the big tracks on the album, including the 2 title hits – "Walk Tall" and "74 Miles Away". The latter is the best groove, and has a lot of room for a nice long solo workout by Cannon, Nat, and Joe! The second LP's of one of the 2 great albums that Cannonball cut with Sergio Mendes
. This one was recorded in New York, and features Cannonball's sharp funky alto fronting Sergio
's cool Bossa Rio sextet. Unlike Brasil 66
, the Bossa Rio sextet was an all-instrumental combo, led by Mendes
' firey piano, which makes a good mix for Adderley's soul jazz groove. Tracks include "Clouds", "Groovy Samba", "Joyce's Samba", and "Sambop".
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)