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Chris Sheridan presents a major discographical study of an American jazz giant, Cannonball Adderley, whose career had a significant impact on jazz's development. At the same time, Sheridan stretches the boundaries of discography in two important ways: In scope and in presentation.

In scope, the session listings not only include every known commercially recorded issue—a factor neglected by growing numbers of discographers covering a single artist—but also all known recorded sessions, particularly from film, and broadcasts on radio and television. The latter are providing a quickly growing market for issues on independent record labels, especially by artists no longer alive. The main discographical text also includes a narrative aiming to place the recorded music in context, both in Adderley's own career and in the development of jazz. Sheridan also continues a unique section, pioneered in his earlier Count Basie: A Bio-Discography—the day-by-day diary of the musician's musical activities. This is not only significant in its own right, it also serves to authenticate the chronology of the sessions listed in the main discography. In terms of presentation, Sheridan aims to present a more stylish face by using a variety of related fonts to enhance clarity and by a radical rearrangement of the information given in each session listing. A definitive work essential for all researchers of jazz.

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CHRIS SHERIDAN is a discographer, writer, and UK correspondent for Down Beat.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgements xvii
Abbreviations xxi
Know What I Mean? Prologue xxiii
1 Behemia After Dark: The First Quintet, 1955-1957 1
2 Milestones: The Miles Davis Years, 1958-1959 31
3 Spontaneous Combustion: The Riverside Years, 1959-1964 77
4 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy: The Capitol Years, 1964-1972 151
5 Who Bent The Rainbow?: The Fantasy Years, 1973-1975 213
6 Epilogue 237
1 Cannon's Grooves
Part 1 The 'Cannonball' Adderley singles 243
Part 2 Index to EPs, LPs, CDs & Tapes 247
2 Sharpshooters: Cannonball Adderley on Film & Video 321
3 Work Song: Cannonball's Diary 323
4 Book-Ends: Bibliography 465
1 General Index: People, Places, Producers & Programmes 473
2 Cannon's Groovers: Index to Musicians 479
3 Cherdnations: Index to Tune Titles 485
1 Cannon's X-Files 515
2 Stop Press 517
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