Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else
Label: Ermitage – VNL 12213 LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Mono
Country: Europe
Released: 2020
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop, Cool Jazz


A1 Autumn Leaves 11:01
A2 Love For Sale 7:06
B1 Somethin’ Else 8:15
B2 One for Daddy 8:26
B3 Dancing In The Dark 4:07

Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.

Adderley is perhaps best remembered for the 1966 soul jazz single “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, which was written for him by his keyboardist Joe Zawinul and became a major crossover hit on the pop charts. A cover version by the Buckinghams also reached #5 on the charts. Adderley worked with Miles Davis, first as a member of the Davis sextet, appearing on the seminal records Milestones (1958) and Kind of Blue (1959), and then on his own 1958 album Somethin’ Else. He was the elder brother of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley, who was a longtime member of his band.

As leader
Title Year Recorded Label
Presenting Cannonball Adderley 1955 Savoy
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley 1955 EmArcy
Julian Cannonball Adderley and Strings 1955 EmArcy
In the Land of Hi-Fi with Julian Cannonball Adderley 1956 EmArcy
Sophisticated Swing 1957 EmArcy
Cannonball Enroute 1957 – released 1961 Mercury
Cannonball’s Sharpshooters 1958 Mercury
Somethin’ Else – with Miles Davis 1958 Blue Note
Portrait of Cannonball 1958 Riverside
Jump for Joy 1958 EmArcy
Things Are Getting Better – with Milt Jackson 1958 Riverside
Blue Spring – with Kenny Dorham 1959 Riverside
Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago – with John Coltrane 1959 Mercury
Cannonball Takes Charge 1959 Riverside
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco 1959 Riverside
Them Dirty Blues 1960 Riverside
Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-Winners – with Wes Montgomery 1960 Riverside
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet at the Lighthouse 1960 Riverside
Know What I Mean? – with Bill Evans 1961 Riverside
African Waltz – with orchestra conducted by Ernie Wilkins 1961 Riverside
Plus 1961 Riverside
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley 1961 Capitol
The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York 1962 Riverside
Cannonball in Europe! 1962 – released 1964 Riverside (Europe)
Jazz Workshop Revisited 1962 Riverside
Cannonball’s Bossa Nova 1962 Riverside
Autumn Leaves 1963 – released 1975 Riverside (Japan)
Nippon Soul 1963 Riverside
The Sextet 1962–63 – released 1982 Milestone
Cannonball Adderley Live! 1964 Capitol
Live Session! – with Ernie Andrews 1964 Capitol
Cannonball Adderley’s Fiddler on the Roof 1964 Capitol
Domination – with orchestra conducted by Oliver Nelson 1965 Capitol
Money in the Pocket 1966 – released 2005 Capitol
Great Love Themes – with strings conducted by Ray Ellis 1966 Capitol
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at “The Club” 1966 Capitol
Cannonball in Japan 1966 Capitol
Swingin’ In Seattle, Live At The Penthouse 1966–67 – released 2019 Reel to Real
Radio Nights 1967–68 – released 1990 Night/Virgin
74 Miles Away 1967 Capitol
Why Am I Treated So Bad! 1967 Capitol
In Person – with Lou Rawls and Nancy Wilson 1968 Capitol
Accent on Africa 1968 Capitol
Country Preacher 1969 Capitol
Legends Live – Cannonball Adderley Quintet 1969 – released 2012 Jazzhaus
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet & Orchestra 1970 Capitol
Love, Sex, and the Zodiac 1970 – released 1974 Fantasy
The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free 1970 Capitol
The Happy People 1970 – released 1972 Capitol
The Black Messiah 1971 Capitol
Music You All 1972 – released 1976 Capitol
Inside Straight 1973 Fantasy
Pyramid 1974 Fantasy
Phenix 1975 Fantasy
Lovers 1975 Fantasy
Big Man: The Legend of John Henry 1975 Fantasy
Cannonball Volume 1 (Montreal 1975) 1975 – released 2010 Dobre DR-1008
As sideman
With Kenny Clarke

Bohemia After Dark (1955)
With Nat Adderley

Introducing Nat Adderley (1955)
To the Ivy League from Nat (1956)
That’s Right! (1960)
In the Bag (1962)
Soul Zodiac (1972)
Soul of the Bible (1972)
Double Exposure (1975)
With Sarah Vaughan

In the Land of Hi-Fi (1955)
With Dinah Washington

In the Land of Hi-Fi (1956)
With Milt Jackson

Plenty, Plenty Soul (Atlantic, 1957)
With Miles Davis

Milestones (1958)
1958 Miles (1958)
Miles & Monk at Newport (1958) also released on Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4
Jazz at the Plaza (1958)
Porgy and Bess (1958)
Kind of Blue (1959)
With Louis Smith

Here Comes Louis Smith (credited as “Buckshot La Funke”, 1958)
With Gil Evans

New Bottle Old Wine (1958)
With John Benson Brooks

Alabama Concerto (1958)
With Machito

Kenya (Roulette, 1958)
With Paul Chambers

Go (Vee-Jay, 1959)
With Philly Joe Jones

Drums Around the World (Riverside, 1959)
With Jon Hendricks

A Good Git-Together (1959)
With Jimmy Heath

Really Big! (Riverside, 1960)
With Sam Jones

The Chant (Riverside, 1961)
With Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson

Back Door Blues (Riverside, 1962)
With Ray Brown

Ray Brown with the All-Star Big Band (1962)
Two for the Blues (1966)
With Oscar Peterson

Bursting Out with the All-Star Big Band! (1962)
With Joe Williams

Joe Williams Live (1973)
With Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux (Prestige, 1973)
With David Axelrod

Heavy Axe (1974)
With Raul de Souza

Colors (1974)