"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF"
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY on alto sax
NAT ADDERLEY on trumpet and cornet
CHARLES LLOYD on tenor sax and flute,
JOE ZAWINUL on piano
SAM JONES on bass
LOUIS HAYES on drums
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 7:20
TO LIFE 5:05
SABBATH PRAYER 3:12
SEWING MACHINE 3:31
NOW I HAVE EVERYTHING 4:08
DO YOU LOVE ME? 4:58
Produced by DAVID AXELROD
Fiddler on the Roof is (1) the longest-running, most-beloved musical in Broadway history, (2) a smash motion picture directed by Norman Jewison and starring the Israeli-actor Topol, and (3) now an exceptional-if surprising -jazz vehicle for Cannonball Adderley.
Not surprisingly, the unpredictable Cannon performs the warm, uplifting Sheldon Harnick-Jerry Bock score with style and sentiment, and a lot of help from his extremely talented friends-namely, Nat Adderley, Charles Lloyd, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes.
It is rather improper to single out certain tracks and solo performances for special praise. Instead, the entire album should be enjoyed-as an exciting marriage of superb material, fragrant mood and riveting artistry.
Titles of three selections in this package do, however, require explanation.Fiddler on the Roof in the show itself is also called Tradition. The Bolero-tempered Chavalah is strictly a dance sequence in the show, and does not appear in the original cast recording. Cannon, however, found it perfect in the context of this recording. Sewing Machine was deleted prior to the Broadway opening, but Cannon liked it so much he felt that it too should be included on this date.