Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Sam Jones (cello, bass); Victor Feldman (vibraphone, piano); Wynton Kelly (piano); Ron Carter (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on May 11, 1961. Originally released on Riverside (9388). Includes liner notes by Ed Sherman and Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1987, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
For this CD reissue of a Riverside date, altoist Cannonball Adderley's 1961 Quintet (which includes cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes) is joined by guest pianist Wynton Kelly on five of the eight selections, during which Feldman switches quite effectively to vibes. The music falls between funky soul-jazz and hard bop, and each of the performances (particularly "Star Eyes" and "Well You Needn't") is enjoyable. The CD adds a new alternate take of "Lisa" and the previously unissued "O.P." to the original program. ~ Scott Yanow