August 18, 1991 |
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.
August 16, 1990 |
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.
February 11, 1994 |
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.
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.
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.
January 5, 1985 |
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.