Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley Quintet
birth name: Julian Edwin Adderley

Cannonball Adderley

September 15, 1928, Tampa, FL ~ August 8, 1975, Gary, IN

“Hipness is not a state of mind, it's a fact of life.” ~ Cannonball Adderley

Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single Mercy Mercy Mercy, a crossover hit on the pop charts, and for his work with trumpeter Miles Davis, including on the epochal album Kind Of Blue (1959). He was the brother of jazz cornetist Nat Adderley, a longtime member of his band. ~ Wikipedia: Cannonball Adderley ~ retrieved August 7, 2013 © Wikipedia

A very exciting and energetic player. ~ McGill Music: Great Sax Players ~ retrieved May 1, 2016 © McGill Music

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September 15, 1973 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Dawn featuring Tony Orlando, Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose ~ #2 (1) Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On ~ #1 (3) Helen Reddy, Delta Dawn


Cannonball Adderley ~ Voted into the 1975 Downbeat Jazz Hall Of Fame (Readers Poll).

Cannonball Adderley ~ Somethin' Else (1959) ~ Ranked #38 Jazzwise 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World in 2006 ~ Miles got the altoist to shine through ballads and burnished blowing throughout, complementing in fine style while the rest of the crew kept a discreet distance. ~ 2006 © Jazzwise

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Miles Davis ~ Kind Of Blue (1959) ~ Named one of the Time 100 All-TIME Greatest Albums in 2010 ~ His classic '50s quintet raised the bar for small-group improvisation. But when he assembled an unprecedented all-star team (featuring John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley on tenor and alto saxophones, and the masterful pianist Bill Evans) for the two-day sessions that became the Kind Of Blue album, Miles left his most lasting mark. ~ 2010 © TIME

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