Adderley, (Julian) “Cannonball”(1928–75) jazz musician; born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was an alto saxophonist, a sideman with Miles Davis in 1958–59, and the leader of his own soulful, hard-bop bands thereafter.
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