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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

My mother loved Cannonball Adderley’s “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!”  From the opening chords of Joe Zawinul’s arresting composition, the tune tackles you with the composer’s plaintive Wurlitzer electric piano and Adderley’s triumphant alto sax.  Whenever my mother heard it, she stopped … Continue reading

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