Cannonball Adderley
Born: 1928

Both as the leader of his own bands as well as an alto and
soprano saxophone stylist, Julian Edwin “Cannonball”
Adderley was one of the progenitors of the swinging,
rhythmically robust style of music that became known as
hard-bop.

Born September 15, 1928, into a musical family in Florida,
Adderley was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He
became leader of the 36th Army Dance Band, led his own
band while studying music at the U.S. Naval Academy and
then led an army band while stationed… Continue

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