This is the record that astonished the jazz world when it was released in early 1961. Six unknown, very young men based in upstate New York played with the fire of youth and the wisdom of veterans. Discovered by Cannonball Adderley for Riverside Records, the Mangione Brothers Sextet was the launching pad for Chuck Mangione, one of the great jazz popularizers; Sal Nistico, who went on to star in Woody Herman's band; Roy McCurdy, a mainstay of Adderley's sextet; and Larry Combs, who became the principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony. After thirty years, the group's music retains its vigor, freshness, and air of discovery. The opening piece, "Something Different," is a classic of its strutting, soulful type.