Complete Live in San Francisco
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Cannonball Adderley

Complete Live in San Francisco

Essential Jazz Classics

Cannonball Adderley (as), Nat Adderley (cnt), Bobby Timmons (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)

Reference: EJC55468

Bar code: 8426028694686

This CD contains all known music recorded by the classic Cannonball Adderley Quintet with Bobby Timmons on piano at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco in 1959.

This performance, first issued as The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco, was recorded with the saxophonists working unit, and is considered among the most memorable live jazz albums ever made.

When this album was made in October 1959, Adderley was no longer a member of the Miles Davis Sextet, that also included John Coltrane (with whom Cannonball had recorded a wonderful quintet album in Chicago during February of that same year). With Miles, the two saxophonists recorded the incomparable masterpiece Kind of Blue on March 2 & April 22, 1959.


01. Announcement By Cannonball
Into This Here 12:30
02. Spontaneous Combustion 11:56
03. Hi-Fly 11:11
04. You Got It! 5:07
05. Bohemia After Dark 8:06
06. This Here [Version 2] 11:37*
07. You Got It! [Version 2] 6:13*
08. Straight, No Chaser 11:51*

Total time: 78:34 min.

Tracks #1-5 originally issued on album as
"The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco"
(Riverside RLP12-311)

(*) Bonus tracks not on the original album

Personnel in all tracks:

Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderley (cornet), Bobby Timmons (piano), Sam Jones (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums).

Recorded live at the Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, October 18 & 20, 1959

Original session produced by Orrin Keepnews

Recording engineer: Reice Hamel

Mastered by Jack Matthews

Original album design: Paul Bacon, Ken Baren & Harris Lewine



"Every one of these near-80 minutes is a joy."

Richard Palmer -Jazz Journal

"Hot on the heels of session work with Miles Davis and his Kind of Blue-era group, alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded this excellent live date with his brother, cornetist Nat Adderley, along with pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco defined the accessible, yet technically challenging, soul-jazz that Adderley would be associated with for the rest of his career. The warm, exuberant feel of the quintet is especially evident on the set's two finest tracks -- a spirited take on Randy Weston's "Hi-Fly," and on Timmons' swinging "This Here." Two of Adderley's own compositions, "Spontaneous Combustion" and "You Got It!," blend blazing post-bop dexterity with pulsing, infectious blues structures. Both Cannonball and Nat Adderley play with stunning, bluesy brilliance here, while the rhythm section ably anchors the proceedings. Outside of Somethin' Else, Adderley's 1958 masterpiece, In San Francisco may be the saxophonist's defining moment."

Anthony Tognazzini -All Music Guide

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