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Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

All About Jazz is celebrating Julian “Cannonball" Adderley's birthday today!

Both as the leader of his own bands as well as an alto and soprano saxophone stylist, Julian Edwin “Cannonball" Adderley was one of the progenitors of the swinging, rhythmically robust style of music that became known as hard-bop. Born September 15, 1928, into a ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

All About Jazz is celebrating Julian “Cannonball" Adderley's birthday today!

Both as the leader of his own bands as well as an alto and soprano saxophone stylist, Julian Edwin “Cannonball" Adderley was one of the progenitors of the swinging, rhythmically robust style of music that became known as hard-bop. Born September 15, 1928, into a ...

Miles Davis: Milestones

Read "Milestones" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Milestones was Miles Davis' third Columbia release after 'Round About Midnight (1957) and Miles Ahead (1957). The recording was made during one of Davis' most creatively intense periods, preceding his recording of the soundtrack for Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud (Fontana, 1958) in late 1957 and the subsequent recordings of Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else (Blue Note, 1958) and ...

SFJAZZ Collective: Live: SFJAZZ Center 2016 - Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions

Read "Live: SFJAZZ Center 2016 - Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions" reviewed by John Kelman

In the thirteen years since the SFJAZZ Collective first came together in February 2004, this revolving door octet (septet, in 2009) of “cream of the crop" US-based jazz musicians has, most years, followed a consistent modus operandi: select a well-known jazz (and, in two cases, beyond jazz) musician and pay tribute through innovative arrangements of his/her ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art

Read "Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art" reviewed by Liz Goodwin

During the early to mid '90s, soprano and alto saxophonist-composer Art Porter, Jr. was charting a blazing course on the contemporary jazz soundscape. The 35-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native had recorded and released four albums for Verve Records. He had been a guest on the albums of such titans as keyboardists Ramsey Lewis; Jeff Lorber (who ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

All About Jazz is celebrating Julian “Cannonball" Adderley's birthday today!

Both as the leader of his own bands as well as an alto and soprano saxophone stylist, Julian Edwin “Cannonball" Adderley was one of the progenitors of the swinging, rhythmically robust style of music that became known as hard-bop. Born September 15, 1928, into a ...

Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else – 1958

Read "Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else – 1958" reviewed by Marc Davis

Is there anything new to say about a jazz classic that features one of the greatest two-horn tandems ever to lay down a blue note? How about this: You must own this record. Period.

I suspect that everyone with even a passing interest in jazz owns Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

All About Jazz is celebrating Julian “Cannonball" Adderley's birthday today! Both as the leader of his own bands as well as an alto and soprano saxophone stylist, Julian Edwin “Cannonball" Adderley was one of the progenitors of the swinging, rhythmically robust style of music that became known as hard-bop. Born September 15, 1928, into a musical family ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls

Read "The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls" reviewed by Trish Richardson

The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls by Trish Richardson (Grayson James Press, 2011) includes interviews with nineteen world renowned jazz artists. The following is an excerpt from saxophonist Mindi Abair's chapter:

What have you learned about your character as a result of being in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Miles on Monday: 56 years of Kind of Blue

Miles on Monday: 56 years of Kind of Blue

It was 56 years ago today that Miles Davis went into Columbia Records' 30th Street Studio in jny: New York City to begin recording Kind of Blue, his best-known work that has been cited variously over the ensuing years as the best-selling, most influential, and greatest jazz album of all time. During that first session on Monday, ...