“The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco” (Import) is a collector’s edition of the 1959 album by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet.
Producer and jazz critic Orrin Keepnews described the album as “the birth of contemporary live recording”, and in May 1960, Time Magazine noted that the album’s then 50,000 copies sold was “phenomenal for a jazz record”.
The album was recorded at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco before an appreciative standing room only crowd. The album broke new ground as a live recording taped in noisy club environments, creating a formula which not only the Cannonball Quintet but other jazz ensembles would follow.
Japanese Pressing. LP. Milestone SMJ 6062. NM*****