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January 4, 2000
Nat Adderley, 68, a jazz composer and cornetist who played on nearly 100 albums, many of which were recorded with his brother Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, has died. Born in Tampa, Fla., Adderley took up the trumpet as a teenager after World War II and began his career playing in local bands in Florida. He switched to coronet in 1950 and after playing in U.S. Army bands during his military service, Adderley got his first big professional break when he joined the Lionel Hampton group in 1954.
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January 4, 2000
Nat Adderley, 68, a jazz composer and cornetist who played on nearly 100 albums, many of which were recorded with his brother Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, has died. Born in Tampa, Fla., Adderley took up the trumpet as a teenager after World War II and began his career playing in local bands in Florida. He switched to coronet in 1950 and after playing in U.S. Army bands during his military service, Adderley got his first big professional break when he joined the Lionel Hampton group in 1954.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1986 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
Theater lovers like to mention how the musical is America's only contribution to world culture. Jazz aficionados like to say that jazz is America's only original art form. Neither appears to acknowledge the other.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the center of the second day of the Playboy Jazz Festival Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl, somewhere between the day's opening set from a famous actor who plays piano and end-of-the-day sets from a pair of R&B icons and a pop instrumentalist, was a serious jazz festival, one that took the focus off the party and placed it squarely on the music.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
In this 1962 New Orleans session, cornetist Nat and brother Julian (Cannonball) Adderley recorded with three musicians whose work mirrored the blues essence found in so much of the music from this rich region: the earthy tenor sax soloist Nat Perilliat, drummer James Black and pianist Ellis Marsalis, father of the then-20-month-old Branford and 7-month-old Wynton. Delights are plentiful on this unpretentious blues-funk-bop melange.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
Nat Adderley is no longer someone else's kid brother. The cornetist came to the attention of the jazz world with a quintet led by the dynamic Julian (Cannonball) Adderley, and for years he was in the shadow of his gifted and eloquent sibling. After Cannonball's death, Nat was adrift for a while, leading groups here and there, but today, a persuasive personality in his own right, he is heading a quintet that works steadily; he's playing through Saturday at the the Vine St. Bar & Grill.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the exception of Charlie (Bird) Parker, no other alto saxophonist has influenced modern jazz as much as the late Julian (Cannonball) Adderley. And nobody knows it better than his brother and band mate cornetist Nat Adderley. "Every time I play, it's a tribute to Cannonball," the saxophonist's younger brother said earlier this week in a late-night call from his home in Lakeland, Fla.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1986
The La Jolla Playhouse will open its 1986 season June 1 with the world premiere of a jazz musical by the late Julian (Cannonball) Adderly and his brother Nat Adderley, called "Shout Up a Morning," based on the legend of John Henry. Leilani Jones, Charlaine Woodard and Michael Edward Stevens will be in the cast, directed by Des McAnuff.
NEWS
May 29, 1989
Julian C. Adderley, 85, patriarch of one of the nation's most influential musical families. Adderley was the father of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley and saxophone great Julian (Cannonball) Adderley, who died in 1975. Adderley's grandson, Nathaniel, is a musician who has worked with Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross. The elder Adderley, a cornetist, played with professional jazz groups after graduating with a degree in education from Florida A&M. He was an English teacher and guidance counselor at Leon High School for many years.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1985 | LEONARD FEATHER
Since Nat Adderley doesn't get around much anymore--not, at least, in this part of the country--the Florida-based cornetist was a particularly welcome visitor to Concerts by the Sea, where he began a brief run Thursday (closing Sunday), heading a group of local musicians. The occasion was a double reunion. Roy McCurdy, the drummer, played for a decade in the quintet of the late Cannonball Adderley.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the exception of Charlie (Bird) Parker, no other alto saxophonist has influenced modern jazz as much as the late Julian (Cannonball) Adderley. And nobody knows it better than his brother and band mate cornetist Nat Adderley. "Every time I play, it's a tribute to Cannonball," the saxophonist's younger brother said earlier this week in a late-night call from his home in Lakeland, Fla.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
In this 1962 New Orleans session, cornetist Nat and brother Julian (Cannonball) Adderley recorded with three musicians whose work mirrored the blues essence found in so much of the music from this rich region: the earthy tenor sax soloist Nat Perilliat, drummer James Black and pianist Ellis Marsalis, father of the then-20-month-old Branford and 7-month-old Wynton. Delights are plentiful on this unpretentious blues-funk-bop melange.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
Nat Adderley is no longer someone else's kid brother. The cornetist came to the attention of the jazz world with a quintet led by the dynamic Julian (Cannonball) Adderley, and for years he was in the shadow of his gifted and eloquent sibling. After Cannonball's death, Nat was adrift for a while, leading groups here and there, but today, a persuasive personality in his own right, he is heading a quintet that works steadily; he's playing through Saturday at the the Vine St. Bar & Grill.
NEWS
May 29, 1989
Julian C. Adderley, 85, patriarch of one of the nation's most influential musical families. Adderley was the father of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley and saxophone great Julian (Cannonball) Adderley, who died in 1975. Adderley's grandson, Nathaniel, is a musician who has worked with Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross. The elder Adderley, a cornetist, played with professional jazz groups after graduating with a degree in education from Florida A&M. He was an English teacher and guidance counselor at Leon High School for many years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1986 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
Theater lovers like to mention how the musical is America's only contribution to world culture. Jazz aficionados like to say that jazz is America's only original art form. Neither appears to acknowledge the other.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1986
The La Jolla Playhouse will open its 1986 season June 1 with the world premiere of a jazz musical by the late Julian (Cannonball) Adderly and his brother Nat Adderley, called "Shout Up a Morning," based on the legend of John Henry. Leilani Jones, Charlaine Woodard and Michael Edward Stevens will be in the cast, directed by Des McAnuff.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the center of the second day of the Playboy Jazz Festival Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl, somewhere between the day's opening set from a famous actor who plays piano and end-of-the-day sets from a pair of R&B icons and a pop instrumentalist, was a serious jazz festival, one that took the focus off the party and placed it squarely on the music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Walter Booker, 72, a double bass player who performed with jazzmen Cannonball Adderley and Nat Adderley and mentored young musicians at his Boogie Woogie Studio in New York, died at his home in Manhattan on Nov. 24 after suffering cardiac arrest, said his wife, pianist Bertha Hope. Born in Prairie View, Texas, on Dec. 17, 1933, Booker began playing the double bass at age 26 when he was in the Army. After leaving the service, he joined a quintet that caught the attention of Cannonball Adderley.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1985 | LEONARD FEATHER
Since Nat Adderley doesn't get around much anymore--not, at least, in this part of the country--the Florida-based cornetist was a particularly welcome visitor to Concerts by the Sea, where he began a brief run Thursday (closing Sunday), heading a group of local musicians. The occasion was a double reunion. Roy McCurdy, the drummer, played for a decade in the quintet of the late Cannonball Adderley.
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