This set has altoist Cannonball Adderley's first recordings as a leader, following his memorable appearance on a session headed by drummer Kenny Clarke. Already at this early stage, Adderley was a powerful player with a soulful sound that was almost distinctive. His exuberant style is heard on five selections (highlighted by "Spontaneous Combustion" and "A Little Taste") in a quintet with his brother Nat on cornet, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Kenny Clarke. A very impressive beginning to a memorable career.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow