|Birth name||Julian Edwin Adderley|
|Born||September 15, 1928|
|Died||August 8, 1975 (aged 46)|
|Genre(s)||Jazz, Soul jazz|
|Instrument(s)||Alto saxophone, soprano saxophone|
|Label(s)||Blue Note, Fantasy, Capitol, Prestige, Riverside|
|Associated acts||Nat Adderley|
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975), was a jazz alto saxophonist of the small combo era of the 1950s and 1960s. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Soul jazz was a development of Hard bop which incorporated strong influences from Blues, Gospel and Rhythm and blues in music for small In Education, a teacher is one who helps Students or pupils often in a School, as well as in a Family, religious or A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Recording artists David Axelrod The Blackbyrds Dave Brubeck Lenny Bruce Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as Prestige Records was a Record label founded in 1949 by Bob Weinstock ( October 2, 1928 &ndash January 14, 2006) Riverside Records a United States Record label specializing in Jazz, was the raison d'etre for Bill Grauer Productions Nathaniel Adderley (born November 25, 1931 in Tampa Florida &ndashdied January 2, 2000 in Lakeland Florida) was an Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26 1926 &ndash September 28 1991 was an American Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, and Composer. George Duke (born 12 January, 1946 in San Rafael California) is a piano and Synthesizer pioneer and singer Dr Yusef Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston, October 9, 1920) is an American Jazz Multi-instrumentalist, Composer Josef Erich Zawinul ( July 7 1932 &ndash September 11 2007) was a Jazz keyboardist and Composer. Louis Hayes (born May 31 1937 in Detroit MI is a Jazz Hard bop drummer Robert Henry "Bobby" Timmons (Born December 19, 1935 in Philadelphia - Died March 1, 1974 in New York City) William John Evans (better known as Bill Evans) ( August 16, 1929 &ndash September 15, 1980) was one of the most famous and influential Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The alto saxophone is a member of the Saxophone a family of Woodwind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Originally from Tampa, Florida, he moved to New York in the mid 1950's.
The nickname "Cannonball" was a childhood nickname for the portly saxophonist, a corruption of "cannibal". An articulate speaker with an easy manner, Cannonball educated, amused, and informed his audiences in clubs and on television about the art and moods of jazz (he was a music teacher before beginning his jazz career).
His educational career was long established prior to teaching applied instrumental music classes at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Magnet Programs Performing Arts Program Dillard Center for the Arts (DCA provides a high level of intensified training in Dance, Music Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate Canal system is a city in Broward County, Florida, Cannonball was a local legend in Florida until he moved to New York City in 1955. The City of New York Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar)
He joined the Miles Davis sextet in 1957, around the time that John Coltrane left the group to join Thelonious Monk's band. Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26 1926 &ndash September 28 1991 was an American Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, and Composer. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Thelonious Sphere Monk ( October 10, 1917 - February 17, 1982) was an American Jazz Pianist and Composer. (Coltrane would return to Davis's group in 1958). Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Adderley played on the seminal Davis records Milestones and Kind of Blue. Milestones is an album recorded in February and March 1958 by Miles Davis. Kind of Blue is an album by American Jazz musician Miles Davis, released August 17 1959 on Columbia Records, in both Davis had this to say of Adderley's style: "He had a certain spirit. You couldn't put your finger on it, but it was there in his playing every night. " This period also overlapped with pianist Bill Evans's time with the sextet, an association that led to recording Portrait of Cannonball and Know What I Mean?. William John Evans (better known as Bill Evans) ( August 16, 1929 &ndash September 15, 1980) was one of the most famous and influential Know What I Mean? is a 1961 (see 1961 in music) album by Jazz musician Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, accompanied by Bill Evans
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet featured Cannonball on alto sax and his brother Nat Adderley on cornet. Nathaniel Adderley (born November 25, 1931 in Tampa Florida &ndashdied January 2, 2000 in Lakeland Florida) was an Adderley's first quintet was not very successful. However, after leaving Davis' group, he reformed another, again with his brother, which enjoyed more success.
The new quintet (which later became the Cannonball Adderley Sextet), and Cannonball's other combos and groups, included such noted musicians as:
The sextet was noteworthy towards the end of the 1960s for achieving crossover success with pop audiences, but doing it without making artistic concessions. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969
By the end of 1960s, Adderley's playing began to reflect the influence of the electric jazz avant-garde, and Miles Davis' experiments on the album Bitches Brew. Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26 1926 &ndash September 28 1991 was an American Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, and Composer. Bitches Brew is a studio Double album by Jazz musician On his albums from this period, such as The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free (1970), he began doubling on soprano saxophone, showing the influence of John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter. The soprano saxophone was invented in 1840 and is a variety of the Saxophone, a Woodwind instrument. Wayne Shorter (born August 25 1933) is an American Jazz Composer and Saxophonist, commonly regarded as one of the In that same year, his quintet appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, and a brief scene of that performance was featured in the 1971 psychological thriller Play Misty for Me, starring Clint Eastwood. Debuting on October 3, 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF is one of the longest consecutively running Jazz festivals California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Play Misty for Me is a 1971 Psychological thriller Film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, in his directorial Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr (born May 31 1930 is a four-time Academy Award winning American Actor and Filmmaker. In 1975 he also appeared (in an acting role alongside Jose Feliciano and David Carradine) in the episode "Battle Hymn" in the third season of the TV series Kung Fu. José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945) is a Puerto Rican singer and guitarist David Carradine (born December 8 1936 is an American actor Biography Early life Carradine was born John Arthur Carradine in Hollywood This article is specifically about the original TV series (1972–1975 "Kung Fu" 
Adderley died of a stroke in 1975. A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He was buried in the Southside Cemetery, Tallahassee, Florida. Later that year he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. Down Beat is an American Magazine devoted to "jazz blues and beyond" to indicate its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively Joe Zawinul's composition "Cannon Ball" (recorded on Weather Report's album Black Market) is a tribute to his former leader. Weather Report was an influential Jazz fusion band of the 1970s and early 1980s combining Jazz and Latin jazz with Art music, Black Market is an instrumental Jazz fusion album released by Weather Report in 1976
Songs made famous by Adderley and his bands include "This Here" (written by Bobby Timmons), "The Jive Samba," "Work Song" (written by Nat Adderley), "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (written by Joe Zawinul) and "Walk Tall" (written by Zawinul, Marrow and Rein). A cover version of Pops Staples' "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)?" also entered the charts. Roebuck "Pops" Staples ( December 28, 1914 &ndash December 19, 2000) was a Mississippi -born Gospel and R&B
Adderley was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Incorporated (Xi Omega, Frostburg State University, '70), the largest and oldest secret society in music and Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest existing intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans (made Beta Nu chapter, Florida A&M University). Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men with an interest in music Alpha Phi Alpha ( ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans Founded on December 4 1906 on the campus of The Greek alphabet (Ελληνικό αλφάβητο is a set of twenty-four letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the late 9th or early Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee