Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley, born September 15, 1928 - August 8, 1975), was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950's and 1960's. Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", a crossover hit on the pop charts, and for his work with trumpeter Miles Davis, including on the epochal album Kind of Blue (1959). He was the brother of jazz cornetist Nat Adderley, a longtime member of his band. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Adderley moved to New York in the mid-1950's. His nickname derived originally from "cannibal", a title imposed on him by high school colleagues as a tribute to his voracious appetite.
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