Cannonball Adderley - Episode 1Adderley clearly had his own approach to the horn, which drew inspiration from Benny Carter as well as Charlie Parker. He quickly formed his first quintet, which featured his younger brother Nat Adderley on cornet. Within a year, Cannonball caught the attention of Miles Davis, who hired the alto saxophonist to play in his sextet from 1957 to 1959. He recorded a number of important albums with Davis, including Kind of Blue. The recordings from this podcast feature Adderley’s first important recordings as a bandleader.
|Arriving Soon||Cannonball Adderly||Quintet Plus One||1961|
|New Swing Street||Benny Carter||1938|
|Blood Count||Jimmy Hodges/Duke Ellington||His Mother Called Him Bill||1967|
|Still Talking to You||Cannonball Adderley||Summer of '55||1955|
|Tribute to Brownie||Cannonball Adderley||Sophisticated Swing||1957|
|Lover Man||Cannonball Adderley||Cannonball Enroute||1957|
|The Way You Look Tonight||Cannonball Adderley||Sophisticated Swing||1957|
|Wee Dot||Cannonball Adderley||At Newport||1957|
Cannonball Adderley - Episode 2By 1958 Adderley was one of the most ubiquitous alto saxophonists on the jazz scene. He was performing with his own group and also a member of the Miles Davis Sextet. His recognizable sound and affinity for soul jazz made him very popular. All the recordings from this podcast draw attention to his full sound, ebullient musical personality, and blazing technique.
|Minority||Cannonball Adderley||Portrait of Cannonball||1958|
|Autumn Leaves||Cannonball Adderley||Something Else||1958|
|Limehouse Blues||Cannonball Adderley||Cannonball in Chicago||1959|
|Jeannine||Cannonball Adderley||Jazz in Paris - 1960||1960|
|What is this Thing Called Soul||Cannonball Addlerley||What is this Thing Called Soul||1960|
|Waltz for Debbie||Cannonball Adderley||Know What I Mean?||1961|
Cannonball Adderley - Episode 3Cannonball had a strong affinity for the blues and his soul jazz crossover hits were immensely popular. Not only was his music of the highest caliber, but it was also accessible to a very wide audience. He was an articulate and engaging musician who educated his listeners with witty commentary that illuminated the music. He was also a talent scout who introduced several prominent musicians to record producers including Wes Montgomery and Chuck Mangione, and collaborated with the young singer, Nancy Wilson. The open, affirmative personality he displayed on stage was reflected in his music. The recordings on this podcast are from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s and represent the best of his soul jazz recordings.
|Bohemia After Dark||Cannonball Adderley||The Quintet in San Francisco||1959|
|This Here||Cannonball Adderley||The Quintet in San Francisco||1959|
|The Work Song||Cannonball Adderley||Paris 1960||1960|
|The Jive Samba||Cannonball Adderley||The Jazz Workshop Revisited||1962|
|Mercy, Mercy, Mercy||Cannonball Addlerley||Mercy, Mercy, Mercy||1966|
|Fiddler on the Roof||Cannonball Adderley||Fiddler on the Roof||1964|