Living Blues - 5/03, p.90
"...The combinations of Vinson's jazzy blues and Adderley's bluesy jazz has stood the test of time and is a welcome addition to the digital discography of both..."
/The Cannonball Adderley Quintet.
Personnel: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (vocals, alto saxophone); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Joe Zawinul (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded at Ter-Mar, Chicago, Illinois and Bell Sound Studios, New York,
New York between September 19, 1961 & February 14, 1962. Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (vocals, alto saxophone); Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Joe Zawinul (piano); Louis Hayes (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY (09/19/1961/02/14/1962); Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, IL (09/19/1961/02/14/1962).
Photographer: Steve Schapiro.
During these two sessions, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson was joined by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Five of the ten selections here were previously unissued. On Vinson's vocal numbers, he is backed by altoist Cannonball Adderley, cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Joe Zawinul, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes. Unfortunately, on the instrumentals and the one vocal tune on which he also plays ("Kidney Stew"), Vinson is the only altoist, as Cannonball sits out. Despite these missed opportunities, the music on this release is quite worthy, with Cleanhead in top form on such numbers as "Person to Person" and "Just a Dream." ~ Scott Yanow