Full performer name: The Cannonball Adderley/Nat Adderley Quintet.
The Cannoball Adderley/Nat Adderley Quintet: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Victor Feldman (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Producers: Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley.
Recorded live in November 1960. Originally released on Pablo (2308-238). Includes liner notes by Norman Granz.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1994, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Victor Feldman (piano); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recording information: Gothenberg (11/22/1960-11/23/1960); Paris, France (11/22/1960-11/23/1960); Stockholm, Sweden (11/22/1960-11/23/1960).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Victor Feldman; Louis Hayes; Nat Adderley; Sam Jones; Cannonball Adderley.
Cannonball Adderley's 1960 Quintet (with cornetist Nat Adderley and pianist Victor Feldman) was in top form during their tour of Europe. Norman Granz did not release the music heard on this CD until almost 25 years after the fact but the strong solos and enthusiastic ensembles had not dated nor faded with time. These versions of "The Chant," "What Is This Thing Called Love?" and "Big 'P'" make for interesting comparisons with the better-known renditions. Adderley fans will want this set. ~ Scott Yanow