American Manhood in Black & White Julian Edwin ( Cannonball Adderley) Jazz alto Saxiphonist of the Hard pop era of 1950s and 1960s

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Of all the great brother combos in jazz, the Adderley's are by far my favorite. And they're from Fort Lauderdale. Graduates of Dillard High School.

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Cannonball Adderley's Mercy Mercy Mercy! was the first record I can remember ever playing on our record player. My step father, Jimmy Wayne Dary was in love with this record. He would play it all day and night. 'Til this day when I hear it I can't help but get all misty eyed thinking of a time that was and will never be again. HALLELUJAH! LOL

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Jazz musician Cannonball Adderley was born Julian Edwin Adderley in Tampa, Florida on September 15, 1928. He attended the U.S. Navy School of Music before moving to New York City in the 1950s. In 1957, he played with Miles Davis and was featured on his next two albums. Known for playing the alto saxophone, critics appreciated Adderley’s upbeat sound. He died on August 8, 1975.

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The Miles Davis Sextet at Birdland, NYC, January 1958 - pictured, Jimmy Cobb, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Paul Chambers and John Coltrane

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