Cannonball Adderley

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 … Continue reading Cannonball Adderley

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

I haven't been able to play my saxophone for a very long time because of neck pain. So I decided I would try to practice even though it hurts like hell. I thought I'd start with something easy (sort of). This is my version of Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, by Joe Zawinul.  I am still using … Continue reading Mercy, Mercy, Mercy