Beautiful and readily accessible, Somethin’ Else is the album for which Julian “Cannonball” Adderley is known. Released in 1958 by Blue Note Records, this recording is recognized as a landmark album in both hard bop and cool styles. Getting prominent and notable contributions from Miles Davis, it’s easy to see why Somethin’ Else became so critically-acclaimed. In addition to Adderley on alto sax and Davis on trumpet, this album includes all stars; Hank Jones on piano, Sam Jones on double bass and Art Blakey on drums.
The Helpful Creative album cover below is a reinterpretation of Somethin’ Else and is widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.