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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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Great Sessions

Great Sessions

Capitol Records
2006

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Why Am I Treated So Bad!

Why Am I Treated So...

Capitol Records
2006

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Domination

Domination

Capitol Records
2005

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Things Are Getting Better

Things Are Getting...

Fantasy Jazz
2004

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