Poor Percy Heath. He was the MJQ bassist who played on this session, and is completely overlooked in the company of the jazz luminaries who make up the personnel for this album. He really didn't have much of a chance to shine on this album, but then with Cannonball, Milt, and Art playing, who would? Wynton Kelly completes the group, better known for playing with Miles Davis. Percy only has one notable solo on the title track.
But, like Percy Heath, this CD seems to fly under the radar. It seems to be missing from several discographies of the major players. And that's a bit of a shame, since this is a good, solid, straight-ahead jazz album.
The longer tracks (Things, Sidewalks, Just One) are the most satisfying for me. The blend of cerebral and improvisational playing gives some great performances. The drawback, I think, is that this is really not a fast-paced album by comparison to some of Cannonball Adderley's other work, if you are expecting that.
I'll second some of the other reviews -- Blues Oriental is a standout piece, and could well have been the title track. Serves Me Right goes a little more to a moody and introspective motif. The other two tracks (Groovin', Sounds) didn't really stand out for me.
So, if you are a fan of any of these players, this is worth a listen (except for Art and Percy, who didn't really get a chance to shine in this company). And I could listen to Milt or Cannonball all day long anyway. Four-and-a-half stars.