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?

Annotation last modified on 2017-02-08 19:10 UTC.

Performance name of: Julian Edwin Adderley

Also performs as: Buckshot La Funke (Cannonball Adderley), Ronnie Peters (Cannonball Adderley), Spider Johnson (Cannonball Adderley)



1955Bohemia After DarkKenny Clarke, “Cannonball” Adderley, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Jerome Richardson & Paul Chambers4
1955Julian Cannonball Adderley and StringsJulian Cannonball Adderley and Strings11
1955Julian Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley5
1955Presenting Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley13
1956In the Land of Hi-FiJulian Cannonball Adderley4
1957Sophisticated SwingJulian “Cannonball” Adderley2
1958Cannonball’s SharpshootersCannonball Adderley4
1958Jump for JoyJulian Cannonball Adderley1
1958New Bottle Old WineThe Gil Evans Orchestra featuring Julian "Cannonball" Adderley26
1958Somethin' ElseCannonball Adderley4.529
1958Things Are Getting BetterCannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson516
1959Alabama ConcertoJohn Benson Brooks feat. Cannonball Adderley & Art Farmer1
1959Blue SpringKenny Dorham Septet & Cannonball Adderley3
1959Cannonball Takes ChargeCannonball Adderley5
1959Quintet in ChicagoJohn Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley2
1960Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-WinnersCannonball Adderley feat. Ray Brown & Wes Montgomery46
1961A Child’s Introduction to JazzJulian “Cannonball” Adderley1
1961Cannonball EnrouteJulian “Cannonball” Adderley3
1961Know What I Mean?Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans521
1962Nancy Wilson / Cannonball AdderleyNancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley47
1962Cannonball’s Bossa NovaCannonball Adderley with the Bossa Rio Sextet of Brazil11
1962With The All-Star Big BandRay Brown Guest Artist Cannonball Adderley1
1964Cannonball Adderley’s Fiddler on the Roof: Selections From the Hit Broadway ShowCannonball Adderley3
1965DominationCannonball Adderley4
1970Kenya Afro Cuban JazzJulian "Cannonball" Adderley / Johnny Griffin / "Doc" Cheatham / Joe Newman/1
1972Quiet Nights Of Quiet StarsCannonball Adderley with Sérgio Mendes1
1972Soul Of The BibleCannonball Adderley Presents The Nat Adderley Sextet Plus Rick Holmes2
1974Love, Sex, and the ZodiacCannonball Adderley2
1975LoversCannonball Adderley1
1975PhenixCannonball Adderley2
1977Coast to CoastCannonball Adderley featuring Nat Adderley1
1982The SextetCannonball Adderley1
1991Alabama ConcertoJohn Benson Brooks's feat. Cannonball Adderley & Art Farmer2
1992The DreamweaversCannonball Adderley & John Coltrane1
2003SALLE PLEYEL Nov. 25th, 1960 - OLYMPIA Apr. 15th, 1961Cannonball Adderley1
2004Cannonball Plays ZawinulCannonball Adderley2
2006Walk Tall: The David Axelrod YearsCannonball Adderley & The Nat Adderley Sextet1
2008JazzNat and Cannonball Adderley1
2008The David Axelrod YearsCannonball Adderley1
2009Jazz Six PackCannonball Adderley1
2011Alabama / AfricaCannonball Adderley2
2012Live in ConcertCannonball Adderley1
2012The Very Best of Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
2013The Happy PeopleCannonball Adderley1
2013Cannonball Adderley, Vol. 2: Seven Classic AlbumsCannonball Adderley1
2014Sophisticated Swing (compilation of “Sophisticated Swing” & “Cannonball’s Sharpshooters”)Cannonball Adderley1
2020Somethin’ Else: The Stereo & Mono Versions (Plus Bonus Tracks)Cannonball Adderley1
2022On Savoy: Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1

Album + Compilation

1962Greatest HitsCannonball Adderley1
1973Cannonball and Eight GiantsCannonball Adderley1
1976BeginningsCannonball Adderley1
1976Spontaneous CombustionCannonball Adderley44
1987DiscoveriesCannonball Adderley2
1990Compact Jazz: Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
1991The Best of Cannonball Adderley: The Capitol YearsCannonball Adderley2
1991Best of Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
1992Greatest HitsCannonball Adderley2
1992Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
1994Verve Jazz Masters 31Cannonball Adderley3
1994Just FriendsCannonball Adderley & Paul Chambers1
1995Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small-Group SessionsCannonball Adderley2
1995Julian Cannonball Adderley and Strings / Jump for JoyJulian Cannonball Adderley2
1995Deep Groove! The Best of Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
1997Jazz ProfileCannonball Adderley2
1997Forgeron du Jazz SoulCannonball Adderley1
1997Original Jazz Classics CollectionCannonball Adderley1
1998Greatest Hits: The Riverside YearsCannonball Adderley2
1998Dr. JekyllCannonball Adderley & Miles Davis21
1999Ultimate Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley2
2000Midnite Jazz & Blues: Bebop Jazz ClassicsCannonball Adderley1
2000The Story of JazzCannonball Adderley1
2001Cannonball Adderley’s Finest HourCannonball Adderley2
2002BalladsCannonball Adderley2
2002Timeless Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley2
2002The Definitive Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
2002BalladsCannonball Adderley1
2002Paris Jazz ConcertJulian "Cannonball" Adderley1
200375th Birthday CelebrationCannonball Adderley1
2004A Good Git-TogetherWes Montgomery All-Stars featuring Jon Hendricks, Pony Poindexter, Cannonball Adderley1
2005The Adderley Brothers: The Summer of '55Cannonball Adderley1
2005Straight LifeCannonball Adderley1
2006Riverside ProfilesCannonball Adderley2
2006Supreme Jazz: Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
2007A Little TasteCannonball Adderley1
2007Bohemia After DarkCannonball Adderley1
2008Two of a KindArt Tatum / Cannonball Adderley1
2010Somethin' Else (compilation of Somethin' Else & Cannonball's Sharpshooters)Cannonball Adderley2
2010Cannnonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley1
2010Dog My CatsCannonball Adderley1
2011Dis HereCannonball Adderley1
2011An Hour With… Cannonball Adderly: A Collection of His Best HitsCannonball Adderley1
2011Somethin' Else + Sophisticated SwingJulian "Cannonball" Adderley1
2012The Early Tracks RemasteredCannonball Adderley1
2012Eight Classic AlbumsCannonball Adderley1
2013Autumn LeavesCannonball Adderley1
2014West Coast BluesCannonball Adderley1
2014Alto GiantCannonball Adderley1
2014Sabbath PrayerCannonball Adderley1
2014The Legendary Quartet/Quintet SessionsCannonball Adderley & Bill Evans1
2015Blue Note 6 Great JazzSonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Sonny Clark, Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Herbie Hancock1

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