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Cannonball Adderley

American jazz alto saxophonist

Cannonball Adderley

American jazz alto saxophonist
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birthday
15th
September, 1928
Death
8th
August, 1975
Birth Place
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.
Adderley is perhaps best remembered for the 1966 soul jazz single “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, which was written for him by his keyboardist Joe Zawinul and became a major crossover hit on the pop charts. A cover version by the Buckinghams also reached #5 on the charts. Adderley worked with Miles Davis, first as a member of the Davis sextet, appearing on the seminal records Milestones (1958) and Kind of Blue (1959), and then on his own 1958 album Somethin’ Else. He was the elder brother of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley, who was a longtime member of his band.

instruments played
(soprano)
alto
saxophone
Associated Acts

Nat Adderley, Miles Davis, George Duke, Yusef Lateef, Sam Jones, Joe Zawinul, Louis Hayes, Bobby Timmons, Bill Evans

Birth Name

Julian Edwin Adderley

Genres

Hard bop, soul jazz, modal jazz, jazz rock

Labels

Blue Note, Fantasy, Capitol, Prestige, Riverside

Occupations

Teacher, saxophonist

Years Active

1955 1975

Name

Cannonball Adderley

Nationality

United States of America

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