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"cover LP "

Original cover  Riverside RLP 12-311 (mono) or 1157 (stereo)


Other Reissue 

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






. A few words by Cannonball. ..and

1.THIS HERE (12:27)(Bobby Timmons) Orpheum Music-BMI 

2.SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION (11:52)(Julian Adderley) Screen Gems-EMI Music, lnc.-BMI

3.HI-FLY (11:07)(RandyWeston) Twenty EightStreetMusicASCAP  

4. YOU GOT IT! (5:05)(Adderley) Orpheum-BMI

5. BOHEMIA AFTER DARK (8:03)(Oscar Pettiford) Orpheus Music-BMI

*6. STRAIGHT NO CHASER (11:43 )(Thelonious Monk) Thelonious Music-SM

*additional track not on original LP.
Recording engineer-Reice Hamel

"cover LP "

The complete Live in SF, reissue (2010)with all known music recorded  at the Jazz Workshop
(CD Essential jazz Classic EJC 65468)

bonus Tracks previously unnisued

1.YOU GOT IT (6:13)
1.THIS HERE (11:37) (a faster version compare to the original lp version)

 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco was the product of two days of recording at the jazz workshop (Sunday, october 18 and Tuesday, october 20, 1959).

The CD EJC 55468 contains all known material from the date


Original Liner notes from the Lp cover

When the CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET finished Hi-Fly - its closing number after a four week engagement at The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco in October of 1959~the audience stood and cheered and whistled and clapped for fifteen minutes.

In a dozen years of covering jazz events in San Francisco I have never seen anything like this happen. Believe me, it was impressive. The audience absolutely loved that hand and the feeling of love spread throughout the club night after night, set after set.

It may strike you that the word 'love" is a little over-sentimental in such a context. But it was true. There is in the current Cannonball Adderley group a great. sweeping feeling of warmth that is the characteristic of jazz which. all attempts to intellectualize it to the contrary notwithstanding marks it as a reflection of the best of American culture.

When Dmitri Shostakovich, the Russian composer, went to hear his first authentic American jazz. he went to the Jazz Workshop and sat for an hour attentively listening to Cannonball's group. He made no comment whatsoever, which is in itself a comment of sorts. But he dug. He smiled appreciatively several times. applauded vigorously on occasion, and leaned forward intently to watch a Louis Hayes drum solo.

The Russians were the only people in four weeks who did not move a muscle in time to the band. The rhythm of this group is contagious and its overall effect might well cause the lame to walk and the halt to throw away their crutches. At times the atmosphere of the Jazz Workshop resembled a church as much as jazz club. The band quite obviously was having a ball "I have never worked a job I enjoyed more" was the unanimous verdict of Julian and Nat and there was no reluctance on their part to show it. When Bobby Timmons' exciting This Here ("it's part shout and part moan" ) would get moving. with Bobby in the midst of one of his full-fingered. rocking solos where he seems almost to be playing a duet with himself, the whole place would start rocking and stomping with the band.

The Jazz Workshop is a small club on Broadway in the North Beach district of San Francisco. That street is today's 52nd Street with jazz clubs and action going on all night long. people carrying on in the streets and flowing off the sidewalks into the traffic lane on the weekends. Cannonball did capacity business all through his four weeks. On the weekends you couldn't get into the club until someone else got out (shades of the old Famous Door and the Onyx). People gathered outside the club to hear the band on the street (you could hear this band on the street, believe me) in clusters that blocked traffic.

It was, as I've said, quite an experience even for San Francisco, which has had a few jazz experiences.

The band was together only briefly before opening in San Francisco, but by the time the album was cut they were sounding like a series of identical twins (or should I say a set of quintuplets?). For me, hearing this group was delightful: one after another its members dominated my listening on a number. And then the impact of the full band would hit. I can honestly say that it has been a long time since I have so thoroughly enjoyed a group. I only hope that some portion of this comes through to you in hearing the album so that you may share this enjoyment

I would like to draw attention especially to two tracks, Randy Weston's smashing Hi-Fly and Bobby Timmons' This Here: to Nat Adderley's jubilant, puckish playing throughout; to Julian's incredibly rhythmic soloing (a chart of his accents would read like a drum part), to Sam Jones and to Louis Hayes.

And then I would like to add Jon Hendricks' classic one word jazz poem:


Ralph J. Gleason is one of the country's most outstanding jazz critics. Editor of the magazine Jazz, and a widely syndicated columnist whose "Rhythm Section" appears in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York journal-American Washington News and other papers coast-to-coast.

Florida-born JULIAN ADDERLEY, now widely and deservedly regarded as the man on alto, spent 1958 and much of '59 as a featured member of the Miles Davis Sextet before launching his own group, which makes its record debut here.