Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Cannonball Adderley: “Straight No Chaser” (1974)

This is the Cannonball Adderley Quintet playing “Straight No Chaser” at the 1974 Newport Jazz Festival. Cannonball Adderley is on the alto saxophone, Nat Adderley (his brother) trumpet, George Duke piano, Walter Bocker bass and Roy McCurdy on the drums.

Adderley joined the Miles Davis sextet in 1957 when John Coltrane left to play with Thelonious Monk. Adderley formed his own group in the 1960’s which achieved much cross-over success.

He died from a stroke in 1975 at the age of 47.

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