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Julian Edwin ( Cannonball Adderley) Jazz alto Saxiphonist of the Hard pop era of 1950s and 1960s

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Cannonball Adderley Sextet front-line with Nat, Yusef (and Sam Jones) at Newport…

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Cannonball Adderley, July 1968, Longhorn Jass Festival, Austin

Wes Montgomery & Cannonball Adderley

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Nancy Wilson and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, 1961

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Jazz musician Cannonball Adderley was born Julian Edwin Adderley in Tampa, Florida on September 15, 1928. He attended the U.S. Navy School of Music before moving to New York City in the 1950s. In 1957, he played with Miles Davis and was featured on his next two albums. Known for playing the alto saxophone, critics appreciated Adderley’s upbeat sound. He died on August 8, 1975.

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Brothers and Jazz musicians Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (sax) and Nat Adderley (cornet). 1966

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BLUE NOTE BLP 1595  Somethin' Else /Cannonball Adderley  Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as)  Hank Jones (p) Sam Jones (b) Art Blakey (d)  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack,  NJ, March 9, 1958