Wes Montgomery · Cannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners (+ Bonus Tracks)
Wes Montgomery (g), Cannonball Adderley (as), Victor Feldman (p & vib), Ray Brown (b), Louis Hayes (d)
The complete classic 1960 album Cannonball Adderley & the Poll Winners (originally on Riverside), which showcases Cannonball and Wes Montgomery. A rare five-track session by Jon Hendricks - that also features the altoist and guitarist - has been included here in its entirety.
The above material constitutes the complete recorded output of Cannonball Adderley with Wes Montgomery.
Cannonball Adderley and the Poll Winners features the saxophonist in an unusual context, sharing the frontline with guitarist Wes Montgomery, one of the most revered guitarists in jazz history, who was just beginning his career as a well-known soloist.
01. The Chant 6:36
02. Lolita 8:06
03. Azule Serape 6:30
04. Au Privave 3:54
05. Yours Is My Heart Alone 6:04
06. Never Will I Marry 8:33
07. Au Privave [Alt. Tk] 4:25
08. Music In The Air 3:58*
09. Pretty Strange 2:54*
10. The Shouter 5:03*
11. Social Call 2:23*
12. Out Of The Past 4:54*
Total time: 63:21 min.
Tracks #1-7, from the original album
"Cannonball Adderley and the Poll Winners"
(*) Bonus tracks not on the original album
Personnel on tracks #1-7:
Wes Montgomery (guitar), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (alto sax), Victor Feldman (piano & vibes), Ray Brown (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded at Fugazzi Hall, San Francisco, May 21 [tracks #1-3], & United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, June 5 [tracks #4-7], 1960
Personnel on tracks #8-12:
Jon Hendricks (vocals), Nat Adderley (cornet), Gildo Mahones (piano), Monk Montgomery (bass), and Walter Bolden (drums).
Recorded at Fugazzi Hall, San Francisco, 1959
Original sessions produced by Orrin Keepnews & Cannonball Adderley
Recording engineer: Wally Heider
"Recommended without hesitation."
Simon Spillett -Jazz Rag
"It's a superb set that opens with a sizzling finger-clicking blues, The Chant."
Charles Waring -Record Collector
"The "Poll-Winners" at the time of this recording were Adderley, guitarist Wes Montgomery and bassist Ray Brown; together with Victor Feldman doubling on piano and vibes and drummer Louis Hayes they cut this excellent quintet date. This was the only meeting on records by Adderley and Montgomery and, although not quite a classic encounter, the music (highlighted by "The Chant," "Never Will I Marry" and two takes of "Au Privave") swings hard and is quite enjoyable."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide