Nat Adderley

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Born: Nathaniel Adderley, Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: Lakeland, Florida, USA
Active: 50s-90s
Instruments: Cornet, trumpet


Although less known than his brother Cannonball, and somewhat shadowed by him, Nathaniel Adderley had a rich and extended musical career.
Switching from trumpet to cornet, he made debuts with Lionel Hampton, before joining the early Cannonball's formation.
Then playing here and there, success came for the Adderleys at the dawn of the 60's, and Nathaniel sticked with the formation until the death of Cannonball in 1975.
Leading his own quintets, he recorded a number of interesting sessions during the next 20 years for random labels.
While most people can discover him in Cannonball's records, more experienced listeners may dig into one of the later Evidence releases, like the excellent Autumn Leaves: Live at Sweet Basil.

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-01 10:35 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Bohemia After Dark Kenny Clarke, “Cannonball” Adderley, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Jerome Richardson & Paul Chambers 4
1955 Introducing Nat Adderley Nat Adderley 5
1956 To the Ivy League From Nat Nat Adderley 1
1958 Branching Out Nat Adderley with Johnny Griffin & The Three Sounds 2
1959 Much Brass Nat Adderley 2
1960 That's Right! Nat Adderley and the Big Sax Section Nat Adderley 2
1960 The Thumper Jimmy Heath Sextet, Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Albert Heath 2
1960 Them Dirty Blues The Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley 6
1960 Work Song Nat Adderley 5
1961 Naturally!: Nat Adderley Quartets Nat Adderley 3
1966 Sayin' Somethin' Nat Adderley 2
1968 The Scavenger Nat Adderley 2
1968 You, Baby Nat Adderley 1
1969 Calling Out Loud Nat Adderley 1
1975 Double Exposure Nat Adderley 1
1975 Top Hat Charlie Byrd featuring Nat Adderley 1
1977 Coast to Coast Cannonball Adderley featuring Nat Adderley 1
1979 That's Nat Nat Adderley 1
1986 Benny Carter All Stars Benny Carter All Stars feat. Nat Adderley & Red Norvo 1
1991 Talkin' About You Nat Adderley 4 1
1996 Good Company Nat Adderley 1
1999 A Little New York Midtown Music Nat Adderley 1
2008 Jazz Nat and Cannonball Adderley 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 At the Lighthouse The Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley 4
1962 The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York The Cannonball Adderley Sextet feat. Nat Adderley & Yusef Lateef 8
1963 Jazz Workshop Revisited: Recorded ‘live’ in San Francisco Cannonball Adderley Sextet feat. Nat Adderley & Yusef Lateef 4
1989 In San Francisco The Cannonball Adderley Quintet featuring Nat Adderley 1
2013 N.37 Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Victor Gaskin & Roy McCurdy 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya / Bohemia After Dark Kenny Clarke, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver & Paul Chambers 1
1955 Spontaneous Combustion / A Little Taste Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Nat Adderley, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers & Kenny Clarke 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Live At Memory Lane Nat Adderley 1
Don't Look Back Nat Adderley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Blue Autumn Nat Adderley 1
2002 Chain Reaction - J.J. Johnson & Nat Adderley 1

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