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Born: Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley, Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: Gary, Indiana
Active: 50s-70s
Instruments: Alto saxophone

Biography

Cannonball ranks in the few legendary saxophonist of the 50's-60's era.
After playing on some of the best Miles Davis albums (Kind of Blue...), he moved to his own formations, including top partners like Bobby Timmons, Sam Jones, Yusef Lateef, or his brother Nat.
Experimenting with new sounds at the dawn of the 70's, he unfortunately passed too soon.
Somethin' Else (Blue Note) is an excellent starter for almost any ears, while more exigent listeners may try directly Jazz Workshop Revisited.

Editors' notes: Bogus collabs redux

Collabs you shouldn't create / you should terminate:
* Cannonball Adderley & Milt Jackson: Things Are Getting Better is an Adderley release (featuring Jackson). Many VA comps source cuts from there and wrongly credit them to the collab.
* Cannonball Adderley & Nat Adderley Sextet: Soul Zodiac is a Nat Adderley release (with Cannonball acting as producer and guest on two tracks)
* Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis. VA comps tend to credit this for tracks from Somethin' Else
* Cannonball Adderley & Bill Evans. Same as above, for Know What I Mean?
* Cannonball Adderley & His Orchestra. Used by some low-grade VA comps for regular Adderley releases.

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-01 11:22 UTC.

Legal name: Julian Edwin Adderley

Also performs as: Buckshot LeFonque (Cannonball Adderley, Alto Saxophone)

Wikipedia

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.

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.

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Discography

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1955 And Strings Cannonball Adderley 1
1955 Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley Cannonball Adderley 4
1956 In the Land of Hi-Fi Cannonball Adderley 3
1958 Cannonball's Sharpshooters Cannonball Adderley 3
1958 Somethin’ Else Cannonball Adderley 5 14
1958 Things Are Getting Better Cannonball Adderley feat. Milt Jackson 13
1959 Blue Spring Kenny Dorham Septet with Cannonball Adderley 3
1959 Cannonball Takes Charge Cannonball Adderley 2
1959 Quintet in Chicago Cannonball Adderley feat. John Coltrane 10
1961 Cannonball Enroute Cannonball Adderley 1
1962 Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley 4 4
1962 Cannonball Plays Bossa Nova Cannonball Adderley 1
1962 Cannonball's Bossa Nova Cannonball Adderley with the Bossa Rio Sextet of Brazil 4
1964 Fiddler on the Roof Cannonball Adderley 2
1966 Them Adderley's Cannonball & Nat Adderley 1
1968 Cannonball Adderley and the Bossa Rio Sextet with Sergio Mendes Cannonball Adderley and The Bossa Rio Sextet With Sérgio Mendes 1
1974 Love, Sex, and the Zodiac Cannonball Adderley 1
1974 Pyramid Cannonball Adderley 2
1975 Lovers Cannonball Adderley 1
1975 Phenix Cannonball Adderley 2
1977 Coast to Coast Cannonball Adderley featuring Nat Adderley 1
1985 Spontaneous Combustion Cannonball Adderley 2
1987 Them Dirty Blues Cannonball Adderley 3
1989 Portrait of Cannonball Cannonball Adderley 2
1991 African Waltz Cannonball Adderley 3
1992 The Dreamweavers Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane 1
1994 Know What I Mean? Cannonball Adderley 10
1995 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and Strings / Jump for Joy Cannonball Adderley 1
1997 Paris, 1960 Cannonball Adderley Quintet 1
1998 Presenting Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley 1
1998 Meets Miles Davis Cannonball Adderley 1
1999 Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-Winners Cannonball Adderley 1
2002 Sophisticated Swing Cannonball Adderley 1
2003 Bohemia After Dark Cannonball Adderley 1
2004 Cannonball Plays Zawinul Cannonball Adderley 1
2005 Domination Cannonball Adderley 1
2007 Alabama Concerto John Benson Brooks's feat. Cannonball Adderley & Art Farmer 1
Alabama / Africa Cannonball Adderley 1
Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley 1
Presenting Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1959 Just Friends Compilation Cannonball Adderley & Paul Chambers 1
1990 Compact Jazz Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1
1991 The Best of the Capitol Years Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1
1991 Best of Cannonball Adderley Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1
1992 Greatest Hits Compilation Cannonball Adderley 2
1994 Verve Jazz Masters 31 Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1
1995 Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small-Group Sessions Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1
1995 Deep Groove! The Best of Cannonball Adderley Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1
1997 Jazz Profile Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1
1998 Greatest Hits Compilation Cannonball Adderley 1

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