Hummin’ and Walk Tall – 1971

Cannonball Adderley


The Cannonball Adderley Quintet at the Newport In Europe festival

Cannonball Adderley was one of the best and most influential alto-saxophonists of all time.

During the late 1960s when jazz in general was having difficulties on a commercial level, Adderley led one of its most popular bands, evolving from bebop to a funkier variety of jazz.

From Oct. 31, 1971, Adderley is featured leading his quintet with cornetist Nat Adderley (who he referred to as his “brass section”), keyboardist George Duke, bassist Walter Booker, and drummer Roy McCurdy, performing spirited versions of Nat’s “Hummin’,” and “Walk Tall.”

-Scott Yanow


Subscribe to Jazz on the Tube