Friday, April 25, 2008

Cannonball Adderley: “Jive Samba” (1963)

This is the Cannonball Adderly Quintet performing one of their big hits, ‘Jive Samba” in 1963. The quintet consisted of Cannonball Adderley - alto sax; Nat Adderley – cornet; Yusef Lateef - tenor sax, oboe, flute; Joe Zawinul – piano; Sam Jones – bass; and Louis Hayes – drums.

Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley (1928-1975) was a jazz alto saxophonist of the small combo era of the 1950s and 1960s. The nickname "Cannonball" was a childhood nickname for the portly saxophonist, a corruption of "cannibal". An articulate speaker with an easy manner, Cannonball educated, amused, and informed his audiences in clubs and on television about the art and moods of jazz (he was a music teacher before beginning his jazz career).

You can watch and listen to him perform “Straight No Chaser” here.

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