Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley was born September 15, 1928, and died August 8, 1975, at age 46. He was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. He was thought to be the heir to Charlie Parker. That says something of the caliber of this saxophonist.
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. [More info @wikipedia.com]
I was a music major in college.
Spent 20 years in the Navy Music Program.
I am now living in South Carolina.
My struggles are with my weight, loneliness, and a lack of motivation to do anything about either. I still love music. I just don't have the drive I had in my 20's to chase after it anymore.
I don't know what's left in this life for me. I have no desire or ambitions toward achieving anything. Is that a lack of will to live? I don't know. Here I am though. And I will be here until things are different I guess. I'm tired.
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My father played with him in the Army band 1950’s 3rd Infantry 2nd Division.
Did your father play trumpet?