Nat Adderley

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Born: Nathaniel Adderley, Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: Lakeland, Florida, USA
Active: 50s-90s
Instruments: Cornet, trumpet


Although less known than his brother Cannonball, and somewhat shadowed by him, Nathaniel Adderley had a rich and extended musical career.
Switching from trumpet to cornet, he made debuts with Lionel Hampton, before joining the early Cannonball's formation.
Then playing here and there, success came for the Adderleys at the dawn of the 60's, and Nathaniel sticked with the formation until the death of Cannonball in 1975.
Leading his own quintets, he recorded a number of interesting sessions during the next 20 years for random labels.
While most people can discover him in Cannonball's records, more experienced listeners may dig into one of the later Evidence releases, like the excellent Autumn Leaves: Live at Sweet Basil.

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-01 10:35 UTC.

Legal name: Nathaniel Adderley



1955"That's Nat" AdderleyNat Adderley2
1955Bohemia After DarkKenny Clarke, “Cannonball” Adderley, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Jerome Richardson & Paul Chambers4
1955Introducing Nat AdderleyNat Adderley5
1956To the Ivy League From NatNat Adderley1
1958Branching OutNat Adderley with Johnny Griffin & The Three Sounds2
1960Them Dirty BluesThe Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley6
1960The ThumperJimmy Heath Sextet, Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Albert Heath3
1960That's Right! Nat Adderley and the Big Sax SectionNat Adderley2
1960Work SongNat Adderley510
1961Naturally!: Nat Adderley QuartetsNat Adderley3
1963Little Big Horn!Nat Adderley2
1965AutobiographyNat Adderley2
1966Sayin' Somethin'Nat Adderley2
1968The ScavengerNat Adderley2
1968You, BabyNat Adderley1
1969Calling Out LoudNat Adderley1
1975Double ExposureNat Adderley1
1975Top HatCharlie Byrd featuring Nat Adderley1
1977Coast to CoastCannonball Adderley featuring Nat Adderley1
1986Benny Carter All StarsBenny Carter All Stars feat. Nat Adderley & Red Norvo1
1990Noble & NatNoble Watts, Nat Adderley1
1995essence hip bopLee Morgan&Ron Carter, Donald Byrd QuintetBennie Maupin, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderley & Ben Tucker1
1999A Little New York Midtown MusicNat Adderley1
2008JazzNat and Cannonball Adderley1

Album + Compilation

2000A Soul Experiment / AutobiographyFreddie Hubbard / Nat Adderley1
2012Four Classic AlbumsNat Adderley1
2018The Classic Albums Collection 1955-1962Nat Adderley1

Album + Live

1959The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San FranciscoThe Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley7
1960At the LighthouseThe Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley5
1962The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New YorkThe Cannonball Adderley Sextet feat. Nat Adderley & Yusef Lateef58
1963Jazz Workshop Revisited: Recorded ‘live’ in San FranciscoCannonball Adderley Sextet featuring Nat Adderley and Yusef Lateef7
1967Live at Memory LaneNat Adderley3
2002Chain ReactionJ.J. Johnson & Nat Adderley1
2013N.37Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Victor Gaskin & Roy McCurdy1


1955Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya / Bohemia After DarkKenny Clarke, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver & Paul Chambers1
1955Spontaneous Combustion / A Little TasteJulian “Cannonball” Adderley, Nat Adderley, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers & Kenny Clarke1

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