February 28, 2017

Alto week honks on with Julian “Cannonball” Adderley. His big appetite earned him the nickname “Cannibal” which morphed into Cannonball. His playing on alto touched the highest reaches of funk and be bop simultaneously and his participation with Trane in Miles’ group may be a delicious part of the best jazz quintet ever. Something Else may be his best known album but almost everything he released is aural gold. Taught high school sax before he went pro as a performer.

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