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Cannonball Adderley (1928-1975) 
jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era,Cannonball Adderley played the alto saxophone with his own band and with Miles Davis in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Known for playing the alto saxophone, critics appreciated Adderley’s upbeat sound.

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet featured Cannonball on alto sax and his brother Nat Adderley on cornet. Cannonball's first quintet was not very successful;however, after leaving Davis' group, he formed another, again with his brother, which enjoyed more success.

The new quintet (which later became the Cannonball Adderley Sextet), and Cannonball's other combos and groups, included such noted musicians as:
pianists Bobby Timmons, Victor Feldman, Joe Zawinul, Hal Galper, Michael Wolff, George Duke, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans
bassists Ray Brown, Sam Jones, Walter Booker, Victor Gaskin, Paul Chambers
drummers Louis Hayes, Roy McCurdy
saxophonists Charles Lloyd, Yusef Lateef.
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