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Nat Adderley

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: November 25, 1931    

Nat Adderley

Nat Adderley may have spent a significant part of his career in the shadow of his better known older brother, the alto saxophonist Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, but he was always a major contributor to their shared projects, and achieved a great deal in his own right after his brother's death in 1975.

He was born Nathaniel Adderley, and took up trumpet as a teenager in 1946. He began playing in local bands in Florida, and made what became a career long switch to the smaller cornet in 1950. He did so against the prevailing tide. Cornet had been the horn of choice for New Orleans trumpet players in the early days of jazz, but had fallen out of fashion in favour of trumpet by the bop era....
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  • Naturally

    Jazzland Recordings
    2003
    BUY
  • Introducing Nat Adderley

    Verve Music Group
    2001
    BUY
  • That's Nat

    482 Music
    1991
    BUY
  • To The Ivy League From Nat

    482 Music
    1987
    BUY
  • A Little New York Midtown Music

    482 Music
    1979
    BUY
  • Work Songs

    482 Music
    1978
    BUY
  • Hummin'

    482 Music
    1976
    BUY
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