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Cannonball Adderley

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. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Spontaneous Combustion: The Explosive Cannonball Adderley

1. Bohemia After Dark

2. Willow Weep For Me

3. With Apologies To Oscar

4. A Little Taste

5. Chasm

6. Spontaneous Combustion

7. Caribbean Cutie

8. Still Talkin' To Ya

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Track List: Money In The Pocket (Live)

1. Money In The Pocket (Live)

2. Stardust (Live)

3. Introduction To A Samba (Live)

4. Hear Me Talkin' To Ya (Live)

5. Requiem For A Jazz Musician (Live)

6. Cannon's Theme (aka Unit 7) (Live)

7. The Sticks (Live)

8. Fiddler On The Roof (Live)

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Track List: Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small-Group Sessions

1. Bimini

2. The Way You Look Tonight

3. Sermonette

4. Porky

6. Another Kind Of Soul

7. Hayseed

8. Spring Is Here

9. Rattler's Groove

10. That Funky Train

11. Jackleg

12. Edie McLin

13. Room #251

14. Our Delight

15. The Fat Man

16. Jubilation

17. Yesterdays

18. What's New?

20. Straight No Chaser

22. If I Love Again

23. The Nearness Of You

24. I'll Remember April

25. Spectacular

26. Fuller Bop Man (Long Version)

27. Miss Jackie's Delight

28. Fuller Bop Man (Short Version)

29. Tribute To Brownie

30. Stay On It

31. Cobbweb

32. 18th Century Ballroom

33. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)

34. A Foggy Day

35. Hoppin' John

36. Jeannie

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Track List: What Is This Thing Called Soul - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Live In Europe

1. Azule Serape

2. Big P (Live)

3. One For Daddy-O

5. What Is This Thing Called Love (Live)

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Track List: Phenix

1. Hi-Fly

2. Work Song

3. Sack O' Woe

4. Jive Samba

5. This Here

6. The Sidewalks Of New York

7. Hamba Nami

8. Domination

9. 74 Miles Away

10. Country Preacher

11. Stars Fell On Alabama

12. Walk Tall / Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

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Track List: Why Am I Treated So Bad!

1. Introduction

2. Mini Mama

3. I'm On My Way

4. Why Am I Treated So Bad

5. One For Newk

6. Yvette

7. The Other Side

8. The Scene

9. Heads Up! Feet Down!

10. The Girl Next Door

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Track List: Domination

1. Domination

2. Cyclops

3. Introduction To A Samba

4. Shake A Lady

5. Interlude

6. Mystified (aka Angel Face)

7. I Worship You

8. Gon Gong

9. Experience In E

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Track List: Cannonball In Europe!

1. P. Bouk (Live)

2. A Few Words From Cannonball

3. Gemini

4. Work Song

5. More Words From Cannonball

6. Trouble In Mind (Live)

7. Dizzy's Business

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Track List: In New York

1. Introduction By Cannonball

2. Gemini (live)

3. Planet Earth

4. Dizzy's Business

5. Syn-Anthesia

6. Scotch And Water (live)

7. Cannon's Theme

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Track List: Quintet In Chicago

1. Limehouse Blues

2. Stars Fell On Alabama

3. Wabash

4. Grand Central

5. You' re A Weaver Of Dreams

6. The Sleeper

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Track List: In San Francisco

1. This Here (Live)

2. Spontaneous Combustion

3. Hi-Fly

4. You Got It!

5. Bohemia After Dark (Live)

6. Straight No Chaser

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Track List: Somethin' Else

1. Autumn Leaves

2. Love For Sale

3. Somethin' Else

4. One For Daddy-O

5. Dancing In The Dark

6. Bangoon

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Track List: Cannonball's Bossa Nova

1. Clouds

2. Minha Saudade

3. Corcovado

4. Batida Diferente

5. Joyce's Samba

6. Groovy Samba

7. O Amor Em Paz

8. Sambop

9. Corcovado (Short Version)

10. Clouds

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Track List: Country Preacher "Live" At Operation Breadbasket

1. Walk Tall (Live)

2. Country Preacher (Live)

3. Hummin' (Live)

4. Oh Babe (Live)

5. Afro-Spanish Omlet (Live)

6. The Scene (Live)

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Track List: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

2. Games

3. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Live)

4. Sticks

6. Sack O' Woe (Live)

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Head be bobbing
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johnmtill
Puts a smile on me face and makes me tap me foot. I love it!
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They mention bobby Timmons,but I can't find anything on him, put his name in and nothing comes up. Why???
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Not many know that Cannonball was not his original nickname...i t was actually Cannibal! This was related to us (my brother & myself) during an interview with his brother Nat, sometime in the early 60's...The nickname occurred because of his enormous appetite!!

Robert
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...spoon-fed nancy wilson's songs, omg!!!
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Love my jazz grew up listening to all kinds of it.
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Michael Missiras
Trumpet/Corn e t / C o m p o s e r
NYC/ arctic1974@g m a i l . c o m

Nat Adderley was one of the most underrated trumpet/corn e t players of his generation. He was one of the finest post Clifford Brown stylists during the 1960s and beyond.
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My man, my muse, he's responsible for my love of JAZZ.Leave a comment…
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I love this song, Once I loved.
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What can i say!
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Cannonball does the bossa nova, cool
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REST homie .
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Still rocking people decades later....mak e s my day at work not suck.
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In Detroit late 1960's Nat, CB and
Nancy Wilson concert at University of Detroit was a fantastic night of jazz
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That is "right" he is in the "CHI"! I don't and will not say any thing else. !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
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Cannonball is the "CHI" and don't ask why! Did it the right way. Thanks, again and again.
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oscacvd
lay another note on me
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I Love You Joey if you ever read this call me
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Cannon is grooving!
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CLINTON Jr. h. &EAST h. Stand Up
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love it
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My. Hero
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Love listening to Cannonball. The greatest alto player.
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A great influential Jazz alto player for everyone to emulate...
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One of the best alto player ever.
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bigblue91
Nice!!
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Cannonball playing Willow weep for me. Indescribabl e . Every note is perfect.
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Listening to the Ball and the Baby together was overpowering music.
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cannonball makes me tear up..what can I say?
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The best jazz years of my life, Cannonball, Miles, and Coltrane, Clifford of course, and many more. What a wonderful array of jazz music. Thanks God.
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As a young man growing up in Philadelphia I would travel to center city
to local jazz clubs (Pep's & Show Boat) and enjoy a Cannonball set
Never a disappointme n t .
Gerald Tucker
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This is Cannonball's album, but that is Coltrane. Cannonball doesn't play on this track.
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adds something to the room,a certain sophisticati o n , e v e n otherwise occupied..ot h e r w i s e
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Love the work with this quintet, Cannonball is one the greats.
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anyone remember Sid McCoy and the real McCoy radio show from Chicago? He would play Cannonball's Jive Samba and say "I can't stop playing this."
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No other artist touches this man. C.A. is outstanding - I'm going to see if I can find this CD - it brings back memories. I used to listen to him and Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis while I did homework. Just too cool and smooth. This is some of the best jazz.
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What to add to what's been better said thru-out modern age by fellow-great - j a z z - m u s i c lovers around the world? Am now 70 but vividly recall as a sleep-depriv e d scruffy Benzedrine-f i l l e d student slumped in a jazz-dive coffee-house in London with my jazz-lovin' German girlfriend & being 'awakened'- forever- to this glorious music!
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Ahh this is what real music sounds like...
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yuor jazz is so beautiful to lisen too.wallace mays
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susan5299
theblueone

The bios are superb. Agree about including the birth-etc. dates if relevant.
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jwkeller4
I would love to know who the sidemen are and read the album cover notes. Do I need to purchase the CD to obtain this information?
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Cannonball Adderley...n i c e . I think I'll stick around for awhile. DMB
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djlynch29, his name is Kenny Gorelick. He started out with The Jeff Lorber Fusion on Wizard Island and Galaxian, both real nice recordings
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saxmo591
djlynch29,Ke n n y Garrett.
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djlynch29
what is the full name of the alto/tenor saxophonist named Kenny G, cause google always pulls up the super celeb soprano sax player, but i want the slightly more underground and experimental kenny g. what is his name D:
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gerry.damero n 8
Dear Pandora. We love your wonderful and thoughtful BIOS of the musicians. For now deceased musicians, would you please put the years they were born, like 1928-1964 on the top next to their names. This gives all of us listeners who are interested in the music a context on the time frame of their lives and careers. Thanks for sharing your great musicology resources. Gerry from Maui, Hawaii
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What everyone said.......
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Autumn Leaves with a smoothgroove red and blue make a jazzy purple painting.
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bbakevich
More bio! One of the greatest alto men in jazz has two measly paragraphs?! Truly a master of sound, harmony, and articulation . Keep the it comin!
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Real nice version of Autumn Leaves. You'd think Miles led this date.
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