Today would have been Cannonball Adderley’s eightieth birthday, reason enough to bring you this video of his sextet. The band is Cannonball, his brother Nat, cornet; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; Joe Zawinul, piano; Sam Jones, bass; and Louis Hayes, drums. The tune is “Jessica’s Birthday” by Quincy Jones. The year was 1963.
Adderley died on August 8, 1975.