Record Collector (magazine) - p.1005 stars out of 5
-- "[A] scintillating 1960 outing for Riverside that blueprint Cannonball's melodic soul-jazz style..."
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone), Nat Adderley (cornet), Bobby Timmons, Barry Harris (piano), Sam Jones (acoustic bass), Louis Hayes (drums).
Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Bobby Timmons, Barry Harris (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Producer: Orrin Keepnews.
Reissue producers: Orrin Keepnews, Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studio, New York, New York on February 1, 1960 and at Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois on March 29, 1960. Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Ron McMaster.
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Barry Harris , Bobby Timmons (piano); Louis Hayes (drums).
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: Reeves Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/01/1960/03/29/1960); Ter-Mar Recording Studios (02/01/1960/03/29/1960).
Photographer: Melvin Sokolsky.
The first of seven LPs that reissue recordings from his period with Riverside contains several notable selections. The first side (which has pianist Bobby Timmons well-featured with bassist Sam Jones, drummer Louis Hayes, cornetist Nat Adderley and the leader/altoist) includes the original versions of Timmons's "Dat Dere" (his follow-up to "This Here" which is heard here in two takes), Sam Jones's "Del Sasser" and Nat's "Work Songlo"; the latter was previously unissued. On the flip side (with Barry Harris in Timmons's place), the quintet performs the initial "official" version of "Work Song," a heated "Jeannine," "Easy Living" and "Them Dirty Blues." Lots of classic music comes from this influential soul-jazz band. ~ Scott Yanow