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Cannonball Adderley

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One of the great alto saxophonists, Cannonball Adderley had an exuberant and happy sound that communicated immediately to listeners. His intelligent presentation of his music (often explaining what he and his musicians were going to play) helped make him one of the most popular of all jazzmen.

Adderley already had an established career as a high school band director in Florida when, during a 1955 visit to New York, he was persuaded to sit in with Oscar Pettiford's group at the Cafe Bohemia. His playing created such a sensation that he was soon signed to Savoy and persuaded to play jazz full-time in New York. With his younger brother, cornetist Nat, Cannonball formed a quintet that struggled until its breakup in 1957. Adderley then joined Miles Davis, forming part of his super sextet with John Coltrane and participating on such classic recordings as Milestones and Kind of Blue. Adderley's second attempt to form a quintet with his brother was much more successful for, in 1959, with pianist Bobby Timmons, he had a hit recording of "This Here." From then on, Cannonball always was able to work steadily with his band.

During its Riverside years (1959-1963), the Adderley Quintet primarily played soulful renditions of hard bop and Cannonball really excelled in the straight-ahead settings. During 1962-1963, Yusef Lateef made the group a sextet and pianist Joe Zawinul was an important new member. The collapse of Riverside resulted in Adderley signing with Capitol and his recordings became gradually more commercial. Charles Lloyd was in Lateef's place for a year (with less success) and then with his departure the group went back to being a quintet. Zawinul's 1966 composition "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" was a huge hit for the group, Adderley started doubling on soprano, and the quintet's later recordings emphasized long melody statements, funky rhythms, and electronics. However, during his last year, Cannonball Adderley was revisiting the past a bit and on Phenix he recorded new versions of many of his earlier numbers. But before he could evolve his music any further, Cannonball Adderley died suddenly from a stroke.

Title: Discoveries

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: A Foggy Day

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Pyramid

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: African Waltz

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Azule Serape

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Work Song

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz, Rock

Title: Ballads

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Easy Living

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Clouds

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Love for Sale

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cannonball

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz, Rock

Title: Wabash

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Profile

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Toy

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Title: Radio Nights

Artist: Cannonball Adderley

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Like a Boss a Nova

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cocktail Bar Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz and Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Note 75

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top 20 Hard Bop

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazzin' the 50'S

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hard Bop Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Top Hits

Genre: Jazz

Title: Pop Goes Jazz 3

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz For Traveling

Genre: Jazz

Title: Funk Groove Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best of Blues

Genre: Blues

Title: 50 Best Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bossa Nova Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best of Soul Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Beach Club

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz for Dinner

Genre: Jazz

Title: 100 Blues Classics

Genre: Blues

Title: Alto Madness

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz For Beginners

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz for Serenity

Genre: Jazz

Title: Great Jazz Trumpets

Genre: Jazz

Title: Classic Jazz Tunes

Genre: Jazz

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