Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley

About The Artist

After his music studies in Tallahassee(1944/48) he became a high school band director at the Dillard High School/Fort Lauderdale (1948/50)in his native Florida, following in the footsteps of his educator-father(a trumpet player),before moving to New York in 1955. He initially planned to pursue graduate studies in Manhattan; but after sitting in with Oscar Pettiford's band at the Cafe Bohemia, the alto saxophonist became an instant sensation, hailed by many as the musician most likely to e the ma... Read More


They had soul, they had rhythm, and they had blues. This is straight-ahead jazz the way we like to remember it. Cannonball Adderley expressed it best, as he spoke to his audiences about the feelings deep down inside, and how it affected their music. - Jim Santella

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