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Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

Born: September 15, 1928 | Died: August 8, 1975    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

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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External discographies:

Cannonball Adderley Discography by the Jazz Discography Project
Excellent chronological session index and discography.

Leader Index on the Cannonball Adderley Rendez-vous
Discography including album covers & liner notes. On the wonderful fan page "Cannonball Adderley Rendez-vous" with tons of information on Cannonball. There's also a Sideman Discography.

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