Jazz Band’s Next Gig to Include Autumn Leaves
For its next summertime show on July 8, the New Horizons Band will feature the jazz standard, Autumn Leaves. One of the most famous, and perhaps most moving, renditions of this classic came on the 1958 Blue Note album, Something Else. The album, an instant classic in its own right, was the product of Julian "Cannonball" Adderly's band. And what a band it was. In addition to Adderly on alto sax, the line-up included:
Miles Davis, trumpet
Hank Jones, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Born Julian Edwin Adderley on September 15, 1928, Adderly came by his nickname "Cannonball" as a play on cannibal, a epithet he was tagged with by his high school buddies because of his voracious appetite. Originally from Florida, Adderly moved to New York in the early 50s and was invited in 1957 to join the Miles Davis band, where he played for two of Davis' seminal recordings, Milestones and Kind of Blue.
Check out the version of Autumn Leaves that Adderly and his band laid down in 1958: Autumn Leaves