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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: September 15, 1928 | Died: August 8, 1975

Both as the leader of his own bands as well as an alto and soprano saxophone stylist, Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley was one of the progenitors of the swinging, rhythmically robust style of music that became known as hard-bop.

Born September 15, 1928, into a musical family in Florida, Adderley was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He became leader of the 36th Army Dance Band, led his own band while studying music at the U.S. Naval Academy and then led an army band while stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Originally nicknamed “Cannibal” in high school for his voracious appetite, the nickname mutated into “Cannonball” and stuck....
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Featured recording “Cannonball Plays Zawinul”

Cannonball Plays Zawinul

Capitol Records
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    Three Classic Albums Plus

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    The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York

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    The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco

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    Why Am I Treated So Bad!

    Capitol Records
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    Great Sessions

    Capitol Records
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    Things Are Getting Better

    Fantasy Jazz
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