Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-Winners

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Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-Winners
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Studio album by Cannonball Adderley
Released Early 1961
Recorded May 21, 1960 (#1-3)
Fugazi Hall, San Francisco
June 5, 1960 (#4-7)
Los Angeles
1959 (#8-12)
Fugazi Hall, San Francisco
Genre Jazz
Length 39:41 original LP
Label Riverside
RLP 355
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Cannonball Adderley chronology
Them Dirty Blues
(1960)Them Dirty Blues1960
Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-Winners
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet at the Lighthouse
(1960)The Cannonball Adderley Quintet at the Lighthouse1960

Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-Winners is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley released on the Riverside label, featuring performances by Adderley with Wes Montgomery, Ray Brown, Victor Feldman, and Louis Hayes.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "This was the only meeting on records by Adderley and Montgomery and, although not quite a classic encounter, the music swings hard and is quite enjoyable".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3½ stars stating "The Poll Winners session was a typical all-star meeting of the day, and if it seemed artificial at the time, how good it is to be able to hear, nearly 50 years on, Adderley, Montgomery and Brown in the same band. If there's nothing which could be called surprising, the opportunity to hear these players in their prime is a treat".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Chant" (Victor Feldman) – 6:36
  2. "Lolita" (Barry Harris) – 8:06
  3. "Azule Serape" (Feldman) – 6:29
  4. "Au Privave" (Charlie Parker) – 3:54
  5. "Yours Is My Heart Alone" (Franz Lehár) – 6:04
  6. "Never Will I Marry" (Frank Loesser) – 8:32
  7. "Au Privave" [Alternate Take] – 4:25 Bonus track on CD

Bonus tracks on the 2011 Essential Jazz Classics CD:

  1. "Music in the Air" (Gigi Gryce) - 3:57
  2. "Pretty Strange" (Randy Weston)- 2:53
  3. "The Shouter" (Gildo Mahones)- 5:03
  4. "Social Call" (Gigi Gryce, John Hendricks)- 2:22
  5. "Out of the Past" (Benny Golson) - 4:54



  1. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 19 October 2009
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 19 October 2009
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.