I was stopped dead in my tracks the other day while I was browsing in a record store when I heard something instantly familiar from my childhood, playing over the stores sound system. It was " The Jive Samba" by the Cannonball Adderley Sextet, which I'd heard my parents play again and again, and I did once I got my little five year old fingers all over it!!! After being out of print for many years, this classic album has been released on CD. Recorded over three days of performances at San Francisco's legendary Jazz Workshop in September 1962. Adderley's band featured his brother Nat on cornet, Yusef Lateef on saxes, flute and oboe, and pianist Joe Zawinul, later of Weather Report and writer of Cannonball's biggest hit "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy". The highlights of this album include the aforementioned "Jive Samba", "Primitivo", "Unit 7", and "Mellow Buno". Even Cannonball's between song introductions are enjoyable to listen to. It's so great to see this great album available again for everyone to enjoy.