Friday, January 4, 2008


(September 15, 1928 - August 8, 1975)

Born Julian Edward Adderley, the nickname Cannonball was a childhood name he received from a corruption the name "cannibal". He was a music teacher before he began his jazz career and was one of the more widely know jazz saxophonists. The biographies on either of the links above can provide you with a detailed biography of Cannonball's jazz career.

The video below is of the Cannonball Adderley Sextet. Now this is classic old jazz!


Shelia said...

Child, child, child! You know that's the stuff. Everytime I think of Cannonball Adderley I think about that beautiful album cover with him and Nancy Wilson on it.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Loving your comments! :-D

Storm said...

Now THAT is the stuff! I play alto sax, and I just got my own jazz sax website/blog up and running last October, and I'm trying to connect with similar sites. So glad I dropped in here! Cannonball is my man, and I love that video clip of "Work Song." That is some real saxophone playing--amazing chops, ideas out the wazoo, top playing by a hard bop master.

Hope you don't mind my putting in a shameless plug for my website by inviting you to check out my recent blogs on Sonny Stitt. You'll find two clips of him playing "Lover Man" that I predict you'll enjoy thoroughly. URL:, and go to the blog section.


Loveable said...

Girlfriend, Here I am again with my trying to make us leave Paducah or unpack all those albums under the stairs...which is it?

Keep it coming!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Storm - Thank you for your comment and I don't mind the plug of your blog at all. Can't wait to check it out!

2sweetnsaxy said...

LOVEABLE - LOL! I'm just trying to make you do whatever this stuff makes you feel like doing (wink!).