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Nat Adderley Quintet: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

This album showcases Nat Adderley in a band full of familiar cohorts, which include rhythm section stalwarts Walter Booker and Jimmy Cobb, as well as seasoned young veterans Antonio Hart on saxophones and Rob Bargad at the piano.

Being a working band, the routines are crisp and well-played, and also include a couple of numbers of Nat singing, a routine brought over from his live club performances. The singing won’t leave Johnny Hartman, or even Dizzy Gillespie, rolling over in their graves, but it adds a nice warm and friendly touch to the proceedings.

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