JazzTimes - 6/91
"..one of the best of all Cannonball live albums."
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Charles Lloyd (tenor saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Joe Zanwinul (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Roy McCurdy, Louis Hayes (drums).
Principally recorded live at the Half Note, New York, New York in December 1967 and January 1968.
This CD contains private recordings of Cannonball Adderley's groups during 1967-68 playing at the Half Note in New York City. The music is quite worthy with altoist Cannonball Adderley featured in a quartet setting on "Stars Fell on Alabama," performing three songs with his quintet (including "Fiddler on the Roof") and playing three other pieces (highlighted by "Work Song" and "Unit Seven") with the sextet he had that featured Charles Lloyd on tenor. This music is generally superior to Adderley's commercial Capitol recordings of the period. ~ Scott Yanow