Portrait of Cannonball with Tony Kofi

LONDON The Other Palace Studio

Saxophonist Tony Kofi and his quintet celebrate jazz giant Cannonball Adderley.

Alto saxophone master Tony Kofi, winner of the BBC Jazz Awards; winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and with Album Of The Year in the British Jazz Awards, fronts his Quintet in this celebration of the jazz giant Julian “Cannonball “ Adderley, who was one of the best loved figures in post-war jazz.

The concert includes Adderley brothers classics like “Things Are Getting Better”, “Work Song”, “Del Sasser”, “Sack o’Woe” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, as well as a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dube, exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration between Adderley and singer Nancy Wilson.

Joining Tony for this Portrait of Cannonball are Andy Davies - trumpet, Alex Webb - pianos, Andrew Cleyndert - double bass and Alfonso Vitale - drums