Cannonball Adderley

Hard bop, Composer

1928 – 1975

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Who was Cannonball Adderley?

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.

Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a crossover hit on the pop charts, and for his work with trumpeter Miles Davis, including on the epochal album Kind of Blue. He was the brother of jazz cornetist Nat Adderley, a longtime member of his band.

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Born
Sep 15, 1928
Tampa
Also known as
  • Buckshot LeFonque
  • Julian Cannonball Adderley
  • Julian Cannonball Adderly
  • Cannonball Adderly
  • The Adderley Brothers
  • Cannonball Adderley Group
  • Julian Adderley
  • CannonballAdderley
  • Julian Edwin Adderley
  • Adderley, Cannonball
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Florida A&M University
Died
Aug 8, 1975
Gary

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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