Plus (Cannonball Adderley Quintet album)

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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus.jpg
Studio album by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Released Mid November 1961[1]
Recorded May 11, 1961
Plaza Sound Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:21 original LP
54:33 CD reissue
Label Riverside
RLP 12-388
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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Plus is an album by Cannonball Adderley Quintet released on the Riverside label featuring performances by Adderley with Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Victor Feldman, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes.[2]

The two additional tracks added on the CD reissue, an alternate take of "Lisa" and "O.P.", were discovered in the mid-1980s. The latter is named after Oscar Pettiford, but features a different lineup; for instance, Adderley does not play on it. Producer Keepnews speculated that the second cellist playing was Ron Carter.[3]


The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "The music falls between funky soul-jazz and hard bop, and each of the performances (particularly "Star Eyes" and "Well You Needn't") is enjoyable".[4] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "''Plus brings in Wynton Kelly on a few tracks, enabling Feldman to play some more vibes, but it's otherwise a routine Adderley band date".[5]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Arriving Soon" (Vinson) - 8:11
  2. "Well, You Needn't" (Monk) - 6:27
  3. "New Delhi" (Victor Feldman) - 6:58
  4. "Winetone" (Wynton Kelly) - 6:58
  5. "Star Eyes" (Gene de Paul, Raye) - 7:06
  6. "Lisa" [Take 8] (Feldman, Phil Zito) - 6:41

Bonus tracks on CD:

  1. "Lisa" [Alternate Take] - 7:00
  2. "O.P." (Sam Jones) - 5:12



  1. ^ Billboard Nov 27, 1961
  2. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 20 October 2009
  3. ^ 1987 liner notes
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 20 October 2009
  5. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.