… features tracks from Dick d’Alaise, Cannonball Adderley And The Bossa Rio Sextet With Sergio Mendes, The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Cannonball Adderley, Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans:
Julian Edwin „Cannonball“ Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet featured Cannonball on alto sax and his brother Nat Adderley on cornet. Adderley’s first quintet was not very successful; however, after leaving Davis‘ group, he formed another, again with his brother, which enjoyed more success. Songs made famous by Adderley and his bands include „This Here“ (written by Bobby Timmons), „The Jive Samba,“ „Work Song“ (written by Nat Adderley), „Mercy, Mercy, Mercy“ (written by Joe Zawinul) and „Walk Tall“ (written by Zawinul, Marrow and Rein).