Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cannonball Adderley - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus

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. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

 Artist: The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Album: Plus
Year: 1961
Label: OJC (1987)
Total time: 55:19

Tracks:
1.  Arriving Soon (Eddie Vinson)  8:17
2.  Well, You Needn't (Thelonius Monk) 6:33
3.  New Delhi (Victor Feldman) 7:03
4.  Winetone (Wynton Kelly) 7:04
5.  Star Eyes (Don Raye/Gene De Paul) 7:12
6.  Lisa (Victor Feldman/Zito) 6:47
7.  Lisa 2 (Victor Feldman/Zito) 7:06
8.  "O.P." (Sam Jones) 5:12

Personnel:
Cannonball Adderley (Alto Saxophone)
Nat Adderley (Cornet)
Victor Feldman (Vibraphone and Piano) - 2-5
Wynton Kelly (Piano) - 2-5,8
Sam Jones (Double Bass and Cello)
Ron Carter (Double Bass) - 8
Louis Hayes (Drums)

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