Cannonball Adderley, Milt Jackson: Things Are Getting Better (1958) 2013

Things Are Getting Better

Track list:

A1 01. Blues Oriental
A2 02. A Few Words
A3 03. Things Are Getting Better
A4 04. Serves Me Right (take 5)
A5 05. Groovin’ High

B1 06. The Sidewalks of New York (take 5)
B2 07. Sounds for Sid
B3 08. Just One of Those Things

bonus tracks (*not on original LP)
09. Serves Me Right (take 4) *
10. The Sidewalks of New York (take 4) *


Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley – alto sax
Milt Jackson – vibes
Wynton Kelly – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Art Blakey – drums

Released: 1958
Label: Riverside – RLP 1128

Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City; October 28, 1958
Engineer: Jack Higgins

Original recordings produced by Orrin Keepnews

Liner Notes: Orrin Keepnews

Cover photograph: Charles Stewart (shows Cannonball Adderely with his King Super 20 Silversonic Alto Sax)
Back-liner photographs by Lawrence N. Shustak
Cover produced and designed by Paul Bacon, Ken Braren, Harris Lewine

Re-issue (2013) produced by Nick Phillips
24-bit Remastering: Joe Tarantino (Joe Tarantino Mastering, Berkeley, CA)
Booklet Notes by Willard Jenkins – Adderley-Jackson EBooklet (pdf 549KB)
Editorial: Rikka Arnold
Design: Andrew Pham