Contains a bonus disc featuring tracks from other Riverside artists.
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Cannonball Adderley; George Dorsey (flute, alto saxophone); Jerome Richardson, Oliver Nelson (flute, tenor saxophone); Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone); Arthur "Babe"Clarke (baritone saxophone); Nat Adderley (trumpet, cornet); Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman Quartet , Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Arnett Sparrow, Jimmy Cleveland, George Matthews , Paul Faulise (trombone); Don Butterfield (tuba); Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons (piano); Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Connie Kay, Louis Hayes, Philly Joe Jones (drums); Joe Zawinul, Bill Evans (piano); Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Art Blakey (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Ted Panken.
Recording information: Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY (07/01/1958-07/14/1963); Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, CA (07/01/1958-07/14/1963); Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (07/01/1958-07/14/1963); Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (07/01/1958-07/14/1963); Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan (07/01/1958-07/14/1963).
Photographer: Steve Schapiro.
Arranger: Ernie Wilkins.
There are few more readily recognizable alto saxophone sounds in jazz than that of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. A disciple of Charlie Parker, Adderley invested his bebop vocabulary with a passionate, blues-rich tone. At a time when jazz was becoming more cerebral (late 1950s/early '60s), Cannonball opted for a hard-swinging, immediately engaging group style that made him internationally popular. The RIVERSIDE PROFILES series presents highlights from his tenure with the Riverside label--most selections feature his classic Quintet (with cornetist/brother Nat and future Weather Report pianist Joe Zawinul), but there's a unique big-band selection and fine one-off sessions with Milt Jackson and Bill Evans as well.