The Jazz Show Episode September 15, 2008

Broadcast on 15-Sep-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Julian Edwin Adderley was born in Tampa,Florida on September 15, 1928 and died of a stroke in Los Angeles on August 8,1975 just shy of his 47th birthday. Adderley was more than one of the great masters of the alto and later the soprano saxophone, he was a bandleader, educator and one of the greatest communicators in Jazz. The loss to the music upon his death was enormous as not only could his sound and style not be replaced but his spirit and his ability to transform even the squarest audiences into Jazz fans or at the very least Cannonball Adderley fans.

Tonight's Feature was recorded in 1960 and is called "An Introduction to Jazz" and it takes one from the music's beginnings to 1960. It is still relevant and entertaining to listen to Mr. Adderley go over this music's history and it's a bit of a shame that he was never called upon to do an update into the 60's and 70's covering 'free Jazz' and 'fusion' etc. It would have been interesting to hear his assessment of those further developments. However we should be happy with what we have and appreciate Mr. Adderley's enormous contribution to this unique American art form.

Track Listing:

Cannonball Adderley · Presenting Cannonball
A Little Taste
Julian Cannonball · Cannonball!
The Song is You.
Wee Dot.
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball at Newport
Sam's Tune
Hurricane Connie
Miles Davis · Milestones
Dr. Jackle.
Cannonball Adderley · Portrait of Cannonball
Many many short
Cannonball Adderley · An Introduction to Jazz
musical clips to go
along with Adderley's